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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 39



f? rived, they were drawn up, and remained quirt, without any light. ' The duke of Lancafter ordered his marfhals to march the archers to where he hoped the French. *ould make their attack, if they came; for he certainly expeéted a battle; When they had re-mained at their pofts for two hours, and faw no one advancing to them, they were more furprifed than before. The duke called to him his lords» and afked them what he had beft now to do,: Some replied one thing, and fome another, and each defended his own opinion. The duke, per-ceiving that valiant knight fir Walter Manny, Bids f And you, fir Walter, what do you advifc?* r I do not know/ replied fir Walter} f but, if yens will follow my advice, I would draw up my mm it arms and archers in order of battle, ana Would advance (lowly 5 for, as it will foon be day, we fiiali then fee clearly before us/ The duke âiènted tô this propofal : but others were of a contrary opinion, and advifed him mt to march from where he was. This difcuffion continued until orders were given for fome ôf the troops of fir Robert de Namur and fir Waleran de Bourne* to mount their horfes, becaufe they were lightly accoutred and rode well. Thirty horièmen were chofen from the beft mounted, and feat off towards the French camp. • Sir Waleran de Bourne. Barnes calls him Van Bor-:o. Whiltt


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