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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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bp Ins quarters on Thurfday, as well m ttie totWl as without the walls, in meads along the banks ôf the river Vienne. On the morrow, after breakfaft, -the king troffed the river at the bridge of Chau-vigny, and imagined that the Engliih were juft before himj but he was miftaken. However, in the purfiiit, upwards of forty thoufand borife eroded this bridge on the Friday : many others did' fo at Châtelleraut* : and all/ as they paffed, took thi road to Poitiers. On the other hand, the prince of Wales and his trmy Were ignorant of the exaflt motions of the French ; but they fuppofed they were not far dif-tant, for their foragers found great difficulties in procuring foi^age, of Which the whole army was in extreme want. . They repented of the great wafte they had made in Berry, Anjou., and Tourrfine, and that they had not more amply provifiôned them* felves. It happened on this Friday, from the king of France in perfon paffing the bridge of Chauvigny* and the great crowds which attended him; that three great barons of France, the lord of Auxerre, the lord Raoul de Joigny, and the earl of Joigny, were obliged to remain all that day in the town *df Chauvigny, and a part of their people with them: the others paffed over without baggage or armour except what they had on their backs. On the Sa-turday morning, they diflodged, croffed the bridge. • * A town in Poitou, on the Vienne, dipcefe of Poitiers, tm leagues ci l'Haut. • * 3 * -and


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