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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.4

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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.4
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grand enterprifcj and, having pafled through the province of Poitou, entered that of Anjou* When they were arrived in that country, they fixed their Quarters in the flat part? of it, and fcrit out their light divifions to burn and deftroy every thing. They did infinite mifchief to this rich and fine country, without any one attempting to prevent them I and they remained there upwards of fifteen days, especially in that part of It called the Lou-dunois. • - They retreated from Anjou down the river Creufe, which feparates Touraine from, Pbjtou j and fir John Chandos, with his army, entered the lands of the vifeount de la Rochechomrt, where every, thing, excepting the fortreffes, was ruined, They advanced to the. town of Rochechouart, and vigoroufly aflaulted it, but without eflfeéfc s for there were excellent men at arms within it, com-manded by Thibault du Pont and Helyons de Talay, who prevented it from being taken or in-, jured. The Englifh continued their march to Chau^ vigny *, where fir John Chandos received inform-ation that, the lord Louis de Sancerre, marfhal of France, with a great body of men at arms, were ?t la Haye f in Touraine. fie was very defifom (9 march that way, and fent in great hafte to the carl of Pembroke to fignify his intentions, and m beg of him to accompany him to 1| Paye in Tott^ • Chauvigny.R—» town in Poitou» m the Vienne» fix league* from Poitiers. f La Haye,«*a town in Touraine, pn the Çreufç, raintj! I


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