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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 366



Towards morning1, when thefe lords had heard? mafs, and had eaten and drank a little, whilft the fervants were packing up or loading the baggage, they decamped and advanced towards Poitiers. That fame night, the lord of Roy had entered the city of Poitiers with a hundred lances, that had not been engaged in the battle, for, hating met the duke of Normandy near Chauvigny, Tie had commanded him to march for Poitiers, and to guard it until he fhèutd receive other orders. When the lord of Roye had entered Poitiers, he ordered the gates, towers, and walls to be well watched that night, on account of the Englilh be-ing fo near ; and on the morning he armed all foitt ét people, and polled them wherever h$ judged moft convenient for the defence of the town. The Euglifh, however, paffed by, without mak-ing any attempt upon it ; for they were fo laden witfc geM, filver, jewels, and great prifoners, that they Aie not attack any fortrefs in their march, but thought they fhould do great things if they were able to convey the king of France and his fon, with •il their booty, ki fafety to the city of Bourdeaux. They returned, therefore, by eafy marches, on ac-count of their prifoners and heavy baggage, never -advancing more than four or five leagues a-day: they encamped early, and inarched in one compact body, without quitting the road, except the divifion of the marihals, who advanced in front, with about five hundred men at arms, to clear the country? They met with no refiftance any where ; for the whole country was m a ftate of confternatjon, and 3 all ÉS1


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