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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
page 167



IB* ' Him denude crofi^iowiiiett who did them mttelfc fcifcbicf On the other band* the Engliih archer* iiot fo well together that they forced the men at arms to give way* At this fori of Blaneheteqte many gallant feats of arms were performed on each fide: but, in the end, the Engliih croffed over* and, as they cade on Ihore, haftened to the fields- After the king, the prince,"and the other lords had croffed, the French did not long keep in the order they were in, but ran off for the fafteft. When fir Godémar du Fay found his army wms difcomfited, he favfed himfelf as quickly as he could, and many with him ; fome making for Abbeville, others for St. Ricquier. The infantry, however, could not efcape ; and there were numbers of thofe from Abbeville* Arras, Montreal! and St Ricquier, (lain or taken prifoners: -the purfuit lafted more than a league. The Englilh had fearcely gained the oppofitt hanki when fome of the light horfe of the French army, particularly thofe belonging to the king of Bohemia and fir John of Hainault, advanced upon the rear, took from them fome borfes and accputre* meats, and flew feveral on the bank who were latè in croffing. * • The king of France had fet out from Airaines that morning, thinking to find the Englifh on the hanks of the Somme : when news was brought to him of the defeat of fir Godéibar and his *rray he immediately halted, and demanded from his mardials, what was to be done : * tbey anfwered, ' You can .only crofs the river by the bridge of Abbeville,


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