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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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; èii ' ' The îfavtrroîs multiplied fo fmû, that they took the ftrong town of Creil* : they were befides the tnafters of the river Oife, and the ftropg caftle of Heriellef, three leagues diftant from Amiensj and afterwards of Mauconfeil|. The capture of thefe three fortreffes was the caufe of innumerable ills to the realm df France, There were at leaft fifteen hundred combatants who %ere overrunning the country, without any attempt ' made to oppofe them. They foon fpread farther, and took, (hortly afterward; the caftle of St. Va* lery§, of which they made a very ftrong garrifon* Sir William de Bonnemare and John de Seguresjj Were governors of it. They had under them full five hundred fighting men, with whom they fcoured the country as far as Dieppe and Abbeville, along the fea-coaft, to the gates of Crotoy,, Roye, and Montreuil-fur-mer. Thefe Navarrois, whenever they had determined to take a caftle, whatever its ftrength might be, never failed of fucceeding. They frequently made fexcurfions of thirty leagues in a night, and fell • CreuV—a town in the hie of France, on the Oife, twenty leagues and a half from Amiens, ten leagues and a half from Paris. f La Herielle,—a village of Pkardy, in the ele&ion 6f Mont* didier, near Breteuik I Q. if not Mancoort* which is a village of Picardy, near Noyon. } A town in Picardy/at the mouth of the Somme, four leagues t and a half from Abbeville. I) Sir John Scgar, an Engliiimaii»—MÉMMMB» • '


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