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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 449



caftie of Long* in Ponthieu, with their horfes, baggage, and whatever elfe they had, which ftrait-cned them much for room. They had fcarcely entered it, when the French, who were in purfuit of them, came before it, about the hour of vefpers. • Their numbers were con-tinually increafing ; for the common foldiers from the cities and chief towns could not march fo faft as the men at arms/ The lords held a council, and determined to take up their quarters that night before the caftie, to wait for more troops, which were dropping in one after another, and on the morrow to make a general aflault upon it. This was done. But the Navarrois within the caftie, being Ihort of provifions, as foon as it was midnight, fallied out at a back way, without any noife, and took the road for the Vermandois. They were more than two leagues off before the . French knew of their departure : they immediately armed themfelves, and fet out after them, following the tracks of their horfes. Thus did both parties pufh forward, the Navarrois firft, and the French behind .them, until the Navarrois came to the little village of Thorigny, which is fituated on «É emi-nence whence there is a good view of all the coun-try round about. It ,is in the Yermandois, between St. Quentin and Peronne. There the Navarrois halted, to refrefh themfelves and horfes, and te • Long et le Gafllelet,—a village of Picardy, near Abbeville. • fight 434


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