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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 437



CHAP. CLXIXm : TfcE MEN Otf #ICÀAlSY ËESIEGE THE NÀVAtROISt tn St. VALEfcY. THE KlNGÛOtf ÔF FRANCE IS FILLED WITH NAVARROIS. ^HE conftable of Fiance and the young earb of St. Pol. acquired great popularity in Picanfy* for the fuccours which they had brought ta Amiens., Thé knights and, fquires pf that province upited themfelves to thecq; and they/fought they were* now in fufficient force to lay fiege tp St. Valéry* The ^unliable fent to all the. principal towns, t* inform them of it: .upon which, tjiofe of Tourna^ I^ifle, Douay, Arras, Betbune, St.'Omer; St. Que»t tin, Peronne, Amiens, Corbie, and Abbeville, met, together : they engaged to fiqd a certain number oS men, whom they fent ta thp confUble^and the ewlof St, Pol. • './;.." Even the knights and fquire** of Hainault jffit tbemfelvet in smtiop, and came thither* aç$ojun£, of the efiatea-theyhud in Frapp©. , % . The Itfrdr d'AndreglwK fcpt; thither ihe young, fenefchal of HaiajluH, ttai'ttatà J*n dcj^^Mn, magnifieeutly eqwpf edy tbft ford Hugh A'Antejuag his coufin, with fhany others; when, they nian^ed* to lay fiege to St. Valéry. There were full two thoufand knights and fquires; and the chief towns had fent twelve thoufand com-mon foldiers at their ex pence: Abbeville, in par-ticular, was too heavily taxed, for thence they took all their purveyances. m


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