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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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hundred men at arms and fix hundred archers. He embarked at Dover, and came fo privately to Calais, that no one knew of his being there. He placed his men in ambufcade in the rooms and towers of ihe caftie, and faid to fir Walter Manny ; ' Sir Walter, I will that you be chief of this en-terprize ; and J and my fon will fight under your banner.* \ Sir Geoffry de'Chargny had left St. Omer the latter end of December, with all the forces he had eollefted, and arrived near to Calais, about midnight; fhe laft day of the month, file halted there for his rear to come up, and fent forward twQ of his fquires, who found fir Aymery waiting for them : they aiked, if it were time for fir Geoffry to ad-vance ? The Lombard anfwered, that it was. The two fquires, upon-this, returned to fir Geoffry, who marched his men in battle array over the bridge of Nieullet : he then fent forward twelve of his knights, with one hundred rèêâ at arms/ t6 take pofleffion of-thtf caftie of Calais ; ifyr he thought, if1 he had poffeffion. of the éaftlë, he (hould foon-be mafter of the town, confidering what ftretag%fc he had with him ; and, in a few days time, he pould have as mnch more, fhould there be occafion.* He gave orders foT twenty thoufand crowns to \fe deli-vered to fir Odoart de *feènty/Lwho \vas in this 9JDi&us verogenuejifls, nolens prodere-rtym Arjgkmtfit cfotmmim fuutn. Aurum tamen fibi promiffum cupien» iœburfare, cum eodem domino Gaifrido pacifice loquens, in dolo fuis fu*û-nibus cailidis adquWfit. — A VESBUav, p. 180. m


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