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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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mà they fixed their quarters/ all three together, near Crecy in Ponthieu. The king of England, who bad been informed that the king of France was following him, in order to give him battle, faid to his people ; c Let us poft. ourfelves here ; for we will not go farther, before we have feen our enemies. I have good reafon to wait for them on this fpot ; as I am now upon the lawful inheritance of my lady-mother, which was given her as her m&rriage-portipn ; and I am refolved to defend it againft my adverfary, Philippe de Valois/ ' On account of his not having more than an eighth pajrt of the forces which the king of France had, his marlhals fixed upon the moft advantageous Situation ; and the army went and took pofle^ion of it. He then fent his fcouts towards Abbeville, to learn if the king of France meant to take the field this Friday ; but they returned, and faid they faw no appearance of it; upon which, he difmiffe# his men to their quarters, with orders to be P rear dinefs by times in the morning, and to alFerable in the fame place. •' The king of France rerhained all Friday in Abber vil Je, waiting for more troops. He fent his mar-. fhals, the lord of St. Venant -and lord Charles of Montmorency, out of Abbeville, to examine the country, and get fome certain intelligence of the Englilh.# JThey^ vetugisùj. jtbout yefpers, with in-formation that the Englilh were encamped on the fuW: : . : . . , .* ".• . Tim • 156 *


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