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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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down like beafts, and clearing the town of them ; for they kept neither regularity nor order, flaying fo many that they were tired. They flung them in great heaps into the river. In fliort, they killed upwards of feven thoufand. Not one would have efcaped, if they had chofcn to purftie them further. On the return of the men at arms, they fet fire to the town of M caux, burnt it ; and all the péa-fants they could find were fliut up in it, bccaufe they had been of the party of the Jacks. Since thisdifcomfiture which happened to them at Meaux, they never collected again in any great bodies ; for the young Enguerrand de Coucy* had plenty of gentlemen under his orders, who deftroyed them, wherever they could be met with, without mercyf. * Enguerrand de COKOJ—was one of the hoftages give* by Trance to England, at the treaty for the liberty of king John. Edward, to attach him to bis iutereft, married him to Ifabella MB kcoaû daughter, and gave kim very large poflcffions 1« England. He ereâed the barony of Bedford into an earldom « his favour. For further particulars relating to Enguerrand de Coney, fee M. de Zurlauben's memoir, in the x&vth vol. of the Mémoires de l'Académie des Inferiptions, p. 168. f Baraes %«, that '.their captain, Jarae» the Goodman» being être taken alive, was fent to the dauphin, who, undertianding that be had affumcd the name of a king, caufed him to be crowned ' with a trevet, or the three legged frame of an iron fkellet, red hot, and fo to be hanged, in requital for all his barbarous cruelties.' 4 CHAP. 394


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