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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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Robert de Sancerre, coufin to the marfhal, fir John de Vienne, fir John de Bueil, fir • William des Bourdes, fir Louis de St. Julien and Carnet le Breton ; in the whole, feven hundred fighting men. The earl of Pembroke had finifhed his excur-fion, and re-entered Poitou, having completed the total deftru&ion of the vifeount de Rochechouart's eftate. In his company were, fir Baldwin de Franville, fénéfchal of Saintonge, lord Thomas Percy, lord Thomas Spencer, the earl of Angus, fir John Orwich *, fir John Harpcdon, fir James de Surgeres, fir John Coufins, fir Thomas de St. Alban, fir Robert Twiford, fir Simon Aufagre, fir John de Mortain, fir John Touchet, aud feveral othersi The Englifli and Poitevins marched on without any thought or precaution; having heard nothing of thefe men at arms : they had entered Poitou with all their pillage, and came, one day about noon, to a village called Puirenon, where they halted, after the manner of perfons in perfeft fecu-rity. But when the fervants were about to put the horfes in the ftable, and to prepare the fupper, the French, who well knew what they were about, entered the village of Puirenon, with their lances in their refts, bawling out their cry, c Our Lady, for Sancerre the marfhal P and then overthrew all they met in the ftreets. The noife became lb • Sir John Orwich. Barnes calls him fir Nêle Luring. Why not Norwich ? violent 11


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