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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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1 ' '• ' ' /'CHAP. CXC. : \ THE CANON DE ROBESABT D^FE^TS TUB HAVARROlf IN TBB LAONKOIS, If BAB %P CBBII», ^BOXJT 'this lime/ as'I have been informed, the canon de Robefart performed a very gallant *&ion.t It fell out, that as the lord of Pinon, a-^night-banneret of Vermandois, was riding from one ftrong place to another, accompanied by about fixty men at arms, the garrifons of Vely* and Roucy, to the number of three hundred, but with-, out their captains, were alto abroad to fee what they could capture/ ",' t As they advanced towards Creil, they perceived the lord of Pinon marching in good order, in the plain near that town, with his pennon difplàyed. They immediately faw they were French i the lord de Pinon alfo knew they were his enemies, and that he bad no way to efcape from them. However, he and his little troop turning to the right and fkirting Creil, for the Navarrois had cut off his retreat the way he -had come, ftuck fpurs into their horfes to faveihçmfelvesj if poffihle, by .light ; but the Na-varrois purfued them, crying out, f St. George, Navarre !* and, being better mounted, would have come up with them in lefs than half a league. It chanced that the lord de Pinon, in bis flight, met with a large and deep ditch, inclofed on one fide by ftrong hedges, and having only one entrance, x • Vely,—a chatellany m Pkardy, dkcefe of Soiflbas. which •428


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