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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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©f St. Honoré*, when fuddenly they came upon thç Englilh, to the amount of four.hundred, in a hqU low road, who, upon feeing them, began to fliout, ( Here are the Frenchmen F and fell upon them,-which made them fly in every direction. At the firft onfet, there were upwards of two hundred overthrown. The French, who had not kept fiiy order in their march, were fo much aftonilhed that they never thought of rallying, but. made the heft of their way to efcape, Jind were killed in their flight like fo many fheep. There were upwards of fix hundred flain in this purfuit : they were followed Çven beyond the barriers of Paris. The commonalty of Paris threw all the blame of this accident on the provoft of the merchants, and faid tbatjie had betrayed them. On the next morn-ing, the near relations and friends of thofe that had been flain iflued out of Paris with cars and carts, to feek for the bodies of the dead to. bury them : •_ but the Englilh had placed an ambufcade near (he fieli of battle, when they killed and wounded more than fix fcore of them. . * ' % : . The Parisians wete thrown into great trouble and difmay, for they did not know whom to truit; They were night and day under • much alarm, for the king of Navarre was grown cold in Ins proffered afliftance to fupport them, on account of thé peace which he hkd fworn to the duke of Normandy,- and alfo for the outrage which the Parifians had com- * At that period, the gate of St. Honoré was near the Quinze Yin gt$j-~Memoires de F Academe, torn. xvii. p. 696. Vw, II." 4 ' D d . roitted 401


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