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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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m. , out to meet him on the bordert of Touraine and Blois ; for he was determined to fight the Englilh* « The king, to hallen the^ hufinefs, marched from Paris ; for he had at this time a large body of mei ^ arms in the field ; and went to Chartres, to gain nWe certain intelligence of the enemy. He re-* • mained there fome time, and great crowds of troops and men at arms came to him froA the different countries of Auvergne, Berry, Burgundy, Lorraine* Hainault, Vermandois, Picardy, Brittany aud Norn mandy. They paffed through the town on their arrival, to fhew their mutters, and took lip their quarters in the fields, according to the orders of the two marihals, the lord John de Clermont and lord Arnold d'Andreghen. The king gave orders for all the towns in Anjou, Poitou, Blaine and Touraine, to be well garrifoned and provided with all things, efpecially thofe on the borders, by which it was hoped the Englilh would pafs, that they might be inclofed, and cut off from any fubfittence for themfelves and horfes, In fpite of this, how-* ever, the prince, who h^d with him two thoufand men at arms and fix thoufand archers, rode on at .his eafe, and colle6led every where pro villous in plenty. They found the country of Auvergne, which they had entered and overrun, very rich* and all things in great abundance ; • but tliey would not flop there, as they were defirous of combating their,enemies. They* burnt and deftroyed all the countries they paffed through ; and when they en-" tered any town which was well provifioned, they retted there fome days to refrelh themfelves, and •nt


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