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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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vThe king of France took up Ms quarters at Arras*, He fent a large body of men to ftrengthen his gar-rifons in Artois, and in particular fir Charles d'Ef-pagne, his conftable, to St. Omer ; for the earl of Eu and of Guines, who had been conftable, was a prifoner, as I have before related, in England, The Flemings kept advancing into the country, mà gave the French employment enough before they retreated. When the Flemings were returned, after having ipade themfelves well acquainted with the parts about Loof, the king of France and his army left Arras, and came to HefdinJ : the army $uid bag-gage occupied three leagues of country. When the king had rçfted one d^y at Hefdin, he advanced the next day to Blaogyf, where he halted, in order to confider whither he fhould march next. He wa» ftdvifed to make for that part of the country called la Belune, and accordingly began his march thither, his army following, which amounted, including men of all defer iptiaps, to two hundred thoufand. The king and his army paflfed through the country of Faukenbergjl, and came ftraight to the hill of San-gatef, between Calais and Wifiant : they marched • * A ftrong city in Artois, twenty-feven leagues from Calais* t Loo,—a town to the fouth of Fumes. • t A ftrong town in Artois, diocefe of Arras, thirteen leagues cliftant from it. § Village in Artois, bailiwick of St Pol, II A village in Artois, bailiwick of Aire, f A village in Picardy, government of Calais* armed*


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