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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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• " M* * p*m of death,' thai no harm ihould he dofti*to"ih# ' town or inhabitants, by theft or otherwife; fôr hé wiihed to remain there ft day or two, in order té gain information where he could béft crois the river Somme, whieh he was tinder the tteceffity of doing, {K you .will fhorth hear. x $ „ • . ' .;. : • • • ' CHAP.CXXIV. . y ME KING OF FRANCE PURSUES THE KING OF EN£~ LANO, IN THE COUNTRY OF BEAUVAIS. ' * i. ' . T WISH now to return to king Philip, whom we « ' left at St. Denis with his army, which was in-fcreafing every day. He marched off with, it, and pulhed forward until he came to Coppigny les (Strifes', which is three leagues diftant from Amiens, where hé halted. - * The king of England, tvhp was ftill at Air aines, was much embarraffed how to crofs the Somme, which was wide and deep, as all the bridges hadf fceen broken down, and their fitu'atiôns were well guarded by men at arms. The two marlhals, at the rèqueft of the king, followed the courle of the fiver, in order, if poffible, to find a paffage for the-army : they had with them a thoufand men at arm* and two thoufand archers. They paffed by Lomprc,* and came to Pont de Remyt which they found defended by numbers * Lompré-Corps-Saiats, a fuiail towu ia Piorrdy. t Io the eleâien of Abbeville, • . - a* of


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