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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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At the firft break of day, they were all ready mounted. They left the army, advancing in good order towards the quarters of the Englifh. About fun-rife, they met, in a valley", part of fir Hugh Calverley's company, with his baggage, who had flept about a league diftant from the main army, and alfo fir Hugh himfelf- When the Spaniards and French perceived them, they immediately at-tacked and defeated them. The greater part were flain, and the baggage- feized : but fir Hugh, who Was behind, had taken another road : he was, how-ever, feen, purfued, and forced to fly with all his attendants, as faft as they could, to the army of the duke of Lancafter. The Spaniards, who were upwards of fjx thou-fand in one body, rode on, and made a violent affault upon the outfkirts of the quarters of the van-guard, under the command oP the duke of Lancafter. They began to fhout, 6 Caftille ^ with loud cries, to overthrow, tents, huts and every thing that came in their way, killing and wounding all fhat oppofed them, fo that when the van-guard heard this noile, the leaders as well as men were alarmed, and haftened to. arqi themfeives and draw up before the lodgings of. the duke of Lancafter, who was already armed, with his banner flying in front. The Englifh and Gafcons hurried to the field, each lord to his banner or pennon, according to the arrangements made at Salvatierra, fuppbfing they were inftantly to have a general engagement. The duke of Lancafter marched straight for a fmali hill : he was followed by fir John Chandos, the two 2go


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