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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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the bridle of the king's horfe, and led him off by force ; for he had before intreated of him to retire. Thç king rode m, until he came to the caftie of la Broyes, where he found the gates fhut, for it was very dark. The king ordered the governor of it to be fummoned : he came upon the battle-ments, and afked who it was that called at fuch an hour ? The king anfwered, € Open, open, go-vernor ; it is the fortune of France.' The gover-nor, hearing the king's voice, immediately de-fended, opened the gate, and let down the bridge. The king and his company entered the caftie ; hué he had only with him five barons, fir John of Hainault, the lord Charles of Montmorency, the. lord of Beaujeu, the lord of Aubigny, and the lord of Montfort. - The king would not bury himfelf in fuch a place as that, but, having taken fome refrefiiments, fet out again with his attendants about midnight, and rode on, under the direéiion of guides who were well acquainted with the country, until, about day-break, he came to Amiens, where he halted. This Saturday the Englifh never quitted their -ranks in purfuit of any one, but remained on the field, guarding their pofition, and* defending them-felves againft all who attacked them. The battle was ended at the hour of vefpers. CHAP. _ III


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