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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 451



In lliis fitiiation, the French encamped them-felves, placing all their baggage-waggons round them, of which they had great numbers. When the Navarrois found that there was no in-tention of attacking them, they retired towards evening iùto their village of Thorigny, making great fires and fmoke, to let them underftand they meant Co remain there that night : but as foon as it was dark, they got their horfes ready, having previpufly made every other preparation, and fet off in filence. The night was dark and foggy ; and they marched down to the river Somme, which they crçffed àt a ford, near a fmall village not far diftant from Beth encourt* ; thence they took the road to the wood of Bohainf, which they fkirted : they marched that night upwards of feven leagues, which caufed many of the worfe mounted to remain behind, who were made prifoners by the inhabitants of Bohain. The peafants alfo of the , country 'flew many who were unable to keep up with their matters, and all who had lôft their road. - The French were informed of. the departure of the Navarrois a little before day-break ; when they j-cfolvcd, to crofs the Somme by the bridge at St. Quentin!, and to pufh forward towards Liannesf, j * A village in Picardy, elcâion of Peroone. t Bohain,—a iinall town in Picardy, ele&iou of Guifc, near St. Quentin. ' ' * • * J : - - . • • » «. t A ftrong1 city in Picardy, diocefe of Noy#n, generality, of Amiens. „ m : § Liaimes, a village in Picardy, in the generality of Amiens.; and .436


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