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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
page 37



si THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY AND HIS ARMY DE-CAMP WITHOVT .A BATTLE.—THE DUKE Off LANCASTER RETURNS TO CALAIS, SINCE this laft afiair, nothing happened worth relating. It was very difpleafing to many on both fides that they thus remained fo long without a battle : every day it was faid, c We (hall engage to-morrow;' but that morrow never came; for, as I have faid before, the duke of Burgundy would not ad contrary to the orders of the king: The orders he received were very drift ; for there were continually mefTengers going from the king to the duke, and from the duke to the king on this fuh- • At laft the duké of Burgundy, as I was then in-formed, having confidered that he was encamped at a very heavy expence, and could not remain fo much longer with'any honour; for he had upwards of four thoufand knights, while the enemy was but a handful in comparifon, with whom, however, he had not fought, nor had had any intentions of fo doing : the duke, I fay, fent fome of his knights to lay his fituation before the king, and to explain to him his wifhes. The king thought the duke judged rightly, and ordered him, on the receipt pf Ms letters, to break up his camp, to difmifs hi$ CHAP. .¥1.


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