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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
page 192



'Ibrts of weapons, as they well imagined they (houkt (ooa have ufe for them. The commanders of the army then waited on the earl of Moatfort ; firft fir John Chandos (whofe advice he meant in particular to follow), fir Emftaee d'Ambretkourt, fir Robert Knolles, fir Hugh Ca-i?erly#9 fir Matthew Gournayf. Thefe knights and barons, having deliberated on their prefent fituation, refolved that it would be moft advantageous to quit their quarters early in the morning, and take the field. They might then confider on the beft mode of a&ing againft the enemy, when they fhouid have had more exa£ information concerning them. Orders were therefore given, that the whole army (hould, on the following morning, be ready armed and in battle-array, as if they were immedi* «tëly to begin the engagement. This night paffed quietly. On the morrow, ^rhich was a Saturday, the Englifh and Bretons iffued forth from their quarters, marching gaily in order of battle, to the rear of the caftle of Auray, where they halted, and, having chofen a fituation, declared they would wait there the coming of their enemies. Afcaoft immediately after day-break, the lord • Sir Hugh Caverly. QJf it be not fir Hugh Colviile, éques auratus, conftituted admiral of England (Faulting, t. 14. of the Cotton MSS.) Sept. 11. anno 2 Rie. IL Otho E. 9 —fine's Campaign of Edward III. f Sir Matthew de Gournay. See more of him in the fé-cond volume of Géugh's Sepulchral Monuments, page 10. He died at the age of 96. • . . ' Charles 178


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