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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
page 316



CHAP. CLYIL THE KING OF FRANCE LEADS A OR EAT AftM* TO THE BATTLE OF FOITIERS. ^FTER the taking of the caftle of Romorantlo, and the above-mentioned knights, the prince and his army marched forward as before, burning and deftroying the country, in his approach to Anjou and Touraine. The king of France, who had refided at Chartres, fet out from that place and c^rae to Blois*, where he remained two days. He then came to Amboifef, and then to Loches J, where he heard that the Englifh were in Touraine, taking the road for their return through Poitou ; for the Englifh army was ccfaftantly obferved by fome able and expert knights of France and Burgundy, who fent the king parti-cular information of its movements. The king of France then advanced to la Haye§ in ToUraine. His army had crofted the Loire, by the bridges of Orleans, Mehun, S&umur, Blois, and Tours, and wherever elfe they could. There wejre fuch numbers of. good and able men, ' that they were at leaft twenty thoufand men at arms* without * A liandfpine city and bifhopric on the north fide of the Loire, 44 leagues and a half from Paris, t A final city in Touraine, on the Loire, ten leagues from Blois. / • ' . I A town in Touraine, on the Indre, dioçcfe of Tours, 6$ leagues from Paris. A town in Touraine, on the Creufe, twelve leagues from Tours. reckoning 301


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