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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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Neville, tbe Lord Mowbray and fir Richard de Pontchardon. Thefe fix knights were the leaders of this am-bufcade. . When the French who were within Paris per-caved that the king of England was decamping, fome young knights colle&ed together, and faid among themfelves ; c It will be a good thing for us to fally out fecretly, and follow a while the army of England, to fee if we cannot gain fomething/ They were all inftantly of this opinion, fo that fir Raoul de Coucy, fir Raoul de Ravenal, the lord de Monfault, the lord de Helay, the conftable of Beauvais, le bègue de Viilaines, the lord de Beau-fiers, the lord of Ulbarin, fir Gauvain de Valouel, fir Flamant de Roye, fir Azelles de Cavilly, fir Peter de Fermoifes, Peter de Savoifies, and upwards of a hundre d lances with them, fallied out well mounted, with a thorough good will to do fomething ; but they mufl firft find the occafion. They took the road to Bourg la Reine, which they pafled, and gained the open fields, when they followed the .track of the cavalry and army of England, and rode Deyond the ^mbufcade of the captai and his com* paeyf They were no fooner pafled than the Englifh and Gafcôns marched out of it, after them, with their lances in their refts, fhouting their war-cry. The French turned about, wondering who they could be : but they foon found they were their enemies. They immediately halted, and drew themfelves up in battle-array, and, with couched fpears, prepared D 3 to 37


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