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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.3

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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.3
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s fquires into their pay. The count de St. Pol had ported himfelf, with two hundred knights, in Arras the conftable of France in Amiens ; the lord de Monfault in Corbie ; fir OdoaVt de Renty and fir Enguerrant de Hedin in Bapaume ; fir Baldwin de Annequin, captain of the crofs-bowmen, in St. Quentin : and thus from city to city, for it was well known to all that the king of England was march-ing to lay fiege to the good city of Rheims. It happened, that the inhabitants of Peronne in Ver-mandois had neither captain nor leader ; and as their town was on the line of march the king was taking, and the Englifh very near, they were not at their eafe. This town is fituated upon the river Somme ; and the Englifh followed the courfe of the rivers in preference : they bethought themfelves, therefore, of fir Galahaut de Ribemmont, who was not at that time engaged to any town, and, as they had heard, was at Tournay. They fent thither to him moft courteous letters, to intreat that he would come to afiift in guarding the good town of Peronne, and bring as many companions as were attached to him ; that they would pay him every day, for him* felf twenty livres ; for each knight under him, ten livres j and each lance having three horfes, feven livres * a-day. * AH my copies, MS. as well as printed, have mg front a.day -, but as Den y s Sauvage has altered it to* fevtn, and fay* that other authors fay fe?e% and particularly as la Chaux, marks it clearly vii4 I have therefore followed it. B3 Sir


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