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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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m returned to Poiriers, he aflfembled his own forces, which confifted of three hundred Englifh and Poi-tevins, and marched from Mortagne. He was joined by fome knights and fquires of Poitou and Saintonge, as well as by fome Englifh. knights that had been in fir John Chandos* army. • Thefe men at arms, therefore, advanced under the command of the earl of Pembroke, and took the direft road to where fir John Chandos had been, burning aud defpoiling all thofe parts of Anjou which the firft had left, or which had been ranfomed. They halted to refrefh themfelves in the Loudunois, and then took the roa4 for the lands of the vifçburjf, de Rochechouart, to which they did great damage. . The French who were in garrifon Qn t;he fron-tiers of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, confifting of a large body of men at arms, heard the whole truth of thefejwo excurfions, and how the earl of Pembroke, who was a young man, would not through pride, ferve under fir John Chandos. They therefore refolved to conquer him, if they could $ for they thought they fhould more eafily defeat him than fir John Chandos* They made, in confequence* a fecret levy of their forces from all the garrifoas . and fir Louis de Sancerre, marfhal of France, took the com-mand of them. They marched all night to la Roche-pofay * in Poitou, which was in the French intereft. There were in this expedition, fir • La Roche-pofay,—a town in Touraine, on the Creufe, Robert


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