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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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CHAP. CCVIL THE LOkD OF ROYE AND HIS COMPANY DEFEAT THE REMAINDER OF THE TROOPS OF THE LORD OF GOMEGINES. THE CASTLE OF COMMERCY # SURRENDERS TO THE ENGLISH. 'JpHE knights and fquires who had taken the lord of Gomegines, and overthrown all thofe who had followed him out of the village, did not wifti to Me time, but, putting fpurs to their horfes, galloped into the above mentioned village, calling out,4 Roye, for the lord of Roye P Thofe who were there were much alarmed at this cry, and furprifed to find their enemies fo near them, as they were chiefly difarmed and fcattered about, fo that they could not rally nor colleft together. The French made prifoners of them at their pleafure, in houfes, barns and ovens ; and the canon de Roberfart had many who furrendered themfelves to'him, becaufe his banners were better known than thofe of the others. It is true, indeed, that fome of them retreated to a fmall fortified houfe, furrounded by a moat, which is fituate in this village of Har* cigny, and confulted among themfelves whether to defend it until the king of England, who was before Rheims, might hear of their difafter, (for the man-fion could very foon be made ftrong enough to enable them to hold out,) when they thought, that as foon as he fhould know of their fituation, he * Commercy is not in the Gazetteer.. • Barnes calls it Cormicy, which \& a town in Çh$mpagnet diocefe of Rheims. wouW 21


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