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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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four h *^*d kxâghâi and t*eftty4hrëé btinitëretiy who all tamo to lay fiege to là Roche*d'erriea« ' They brought witb them large ertgities, vrhidb thf ew Hones into the to#n day and night; And much an-noyed the inhabitants The townfmen fent off raeffengers, to inform the counteft what was going forwards ; as fhe had pfomifed them affiftance, if they fhould be befieged. Upon this, the countefs fent every where, that fhe could think likely, to procure men, and in a fbort time .collected a thoufand men in armour, ani eight thoufand foot foldiers, which fhe put under the command of the three* knights before men-tioned. Thefe knights declared that they would-either raife the fiege of la Roche-d'crrien, or perifli in the attempt ; and, taking the field, they advanced very near to the army of lord Charles : they took up their quarters on the banks of a river, with the intention of fighting the ne&t day. About midnight fir Thomas Dagworth and fir John Hstrtwell armed one half of their people, and, fetting off in filence, fell upon one of the wings of lord Charles's aftny, and flew à great number of his men. They remained in this a&ion folong that the whole army was roufed and armed ; they could not therefore retreat, with-out encountering the whole of the lord Charles's force. They werefaf rounded, and fo fharfply dealt with that they cdold not withftand the powers of tfee * From what foHows, one mfcy fuppofo thefe- three ktfigftt* *ére-*fir Thmuto Dagworth,—fir John Htftweil^fe Ttiteguy 4u'Chattel. P % \ 8 French. m


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