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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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ceaux, fir Thomas le Defpenfier, fir "Jean Neville, fir Richard Doftmay and many others. Colart d'Ambreticourt, fon of fir Nicholas, would have been of the number; for the king was defirous of it, as he was attached to his perfon and fquire of his body ; but the young man excufed himfelf, by faying he could not find his helmet. • Sir Walter Manny fet out on his enterprife, and carried with him thefe new knights to fkirmifh and make an attack on the barriers of Paris. Many hard blows were given and received; for there were within the city feveral valiant knights, and fquires, who would willingly have fallied forth, if thé Duke of Normandy had given his confent. They, how-ever, guarded the gates and barriers fo well that no damage was done to them. This fkirmifh lafted until twelve o'clock, and many were killed on both fides. Sir Walter then retreated with his people to their quarters, where they remained together that day and the following night. On the morrow, the king diflodged, and took the road to Montlhery. When the camp was breaking up, fome Englifh and Gafcon knights planned the following enter* prife. They thought, that as there were fo many knights in Paris, fome of them would fally out after them ; and fome young adventurers would en-deavour to gain, by their valour, both honor and booty. They therefore placed two hundred picked men, well armed, in an old empty hoirie, three leagues from Paris. The chiefs on the Gafcon party were, the captai de Buch, fir Aymery de Pommiers and the lord de Courton ; on the Englifh, the lord Neville,


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