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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 455



' it ttmft be thofe Englilh1 and Navarrois thieves tliat are advancing, to take us by fcalado : let us immediately found the alarm; and awaken our fel-low-citizens/ Some of them went to the monas-tery, to fee what it might be. They could not, however, make fuch fpeed but that fir Peter and his army were in the court-yard ; for the walls in that part were not four feet high ; and they imme-diately ruihed through the gate of the monaftery into the ftreet, which was large and wide. • • JkThe citizen* were exceedingly' alarmed, becaufe there were cries froih all parts of, € Treafoh, trea-fdn ! Tokrtns, to arms !' They armed themfelves in Bade, andi^cblle&ing in a body to be the ftrbnger,* advanced1 to meet their enemies, who overthrew and killed the foremoft of them. ' ; It happened Very unfortunately for Chalons, that Peter de Chalons,'who had been governor of the city upwards of a year, with a hundred lances under his command/had lately left it, on account of hot being able to get paid according to his wifhes. , ' The commonalty of the city were numerous, and fet themfelves in earneft to make a * good defence. It was high time ; but they fullered much, and the Navarrois conquered all the lower town, as far as the bridges over the Marne. Beyond the bridges, the citizens collected them-felves, and defended the firft bridge, which was of great fervice to them. , The fkirmilh'was there very lharp :• the Navarrois attacked and fought well. Some of the Englilh archers advanced, and, paffing over 440


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