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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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While the king of England was befiegîng, with his whole army, Rheims, it happened that the lord Gomegines, who had returned to the queen in England, at the time the king had fent all ftrangers out of Calais, as has been before related, re-paffed the fea,, and with him fome fquires of Gafcony and England, who accompanied him into Hainault, in-tending to join the army before Rhëms. The young lord of Gomegines, being eager to advance himfelf, collected fome men together on his return to Hainault. Many men at arms joined him, and ferved under his pennon. When they were all aflembled, they might amount to about three hun-dred. They fet out from Maubeuge *, where they had been muftered, and came to Avefnes t5 which they paffed through, and then to Trelon J. The lord of Roye, at this period, was in garrifon at Roye § in Tierache : there were a great many companions with him, as well knights as fquires ; and he had been informed, by the fpies he kept in pay on the borders of Hainault, of the lord of Gomegines having colle&ed a body of forces, which he was marching to the affiftance of the king of England before Rheims, and that he and his troops mull pafs through Tierache. As foon as the lord • A ftrong town in Hainault, on the Sambre, diocefe of Cambray. . ' \ t Avefnes,—a ftrong town in Hainault, diocefe ef Cam* bray. I Trelon,—a village in Flanders, near Avefnes. § Roye,—a ftrong town in Picardy. My printed copies have it Ray, two MSS. Roy, one Rofoy. ' of : 1


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