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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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€HAP. CXXV. T«E BATTLE OP BLANCHETAQUE, BETWEEN THE «LïNG OF ENGLAND AND SIR GODEMÂlt DU FAY. ^ rpHE king of England did not fleep much that night, but, rifing at midnight, ordered his trumpet to found. Very foon every thing wus rea«-dy ; and, the baggage being loaded, they fet out; from1 the town of Oifemont^abôiit cjay-break, and rode on, under the ^guidance of Gobin Agace, un-til they came to the ford of Blanchetaque, about fun-rife : but the tide was at that time fo full, they could not crofs. The king, however, determined té wait there for thofe of his army who were not yet come up ; and Be remained until after ten o'clock, when the tide was gone out. . The king of France, who had his fcouts all over the country, was informed of the fit dation of the king of England : he imagined he Ihould be able to Ihut him up between Abbeville and the Somme, and thus take him prifoner, or force him to fight at a difadvantage. From the time of his arrival at Amiens, he had ordered a great baron of Norman-dy, called fir Godémar du Fay,' to guard this ford of Blanchetaque, which the Englilh m lift crofs, and fco where elfe. Sir Godémar had fet out, in obedi-ence to this order, and had with him, in the whole, one thoufand men at arms and fix thoufand foot A*ith the Genoefe. Hè hafcl paffed St. Ricquier* in r~* . — ' —^ • * £t. Ricquier,—two leagues and a half from Abbeviite. j '•' \ Ponthieu^


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