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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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4efides, it was ftrong, well fortified, and as well defended. The king of England was not defirous of ftorm-ing it, left his army might fuffer too much from wounds or fatigue ; he remained, therefore, before it, from St. Andrew's day to the beginning of Lent. Detachments from his army, however, fcoured the country in fearch of adventures. Some of them went over the whole country of Rhetel, as fer as Warq*, to Maifieresf, Donchery J, and Moufon § : they quartered themfelves in the country for three or four days ; and, after having pillaged it without let or hindrance, they returned again to their army. During the time that the king of England was "before Rheims, fir Euftace d'Ambreticourt had taken the good town of Achery fur Aine ]| ; in which lie had found a great quantity of provifions, and, in particular, upwards of three thoufand tons of wine. He fent a large portion of it to the king of England and his fons, for which they were very thankful. Whilft this fiege lafted, many knights left it, to feek what good fortune they might find. Among • Warq - les-Maifon s*—a village of Champagne, election of Rhetel. f Mezicrcs,—-a ftrong city of Champagne, diocefè of fcbeims, -election of Rhetel. % Donchcry,—a town of Champagne,, on the Meufe, dmeeh of Rheims. election of Rhetel. § Moufon, —a town of Champagne, diocefe of Rheims. {] Achery,—a town in Picardy, on the Oife, diocefe of Xaon.j The river Aine fali« into the Oife near Cumpiegne. • " ' others,


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