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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 44



THE COlffcTY OF ST* POL IN PICARDY IS PIL-• XAGED AND RUINED BY THE ENGLISH.—-SIR HUGH DE CHASTILLON IS TAKEN PRI-SONER. ' II/HEN the duke of Lancafter had retreated " to Calais after the decampment of Tour-* nehem, as has been before related, and had re-frefhed himfelf and men for three days, he re^ folved, by advice of his council* to draw out his troops, and make an excurfion into France. His marftials, the earl of Warwick and fir Roger Beau-champ, were ordered to mufter the army, which orders they very readily obeyed, for they were defirous of making an inroad on France. - The men at arms and archers marched from Calais in excellent array : every man was apprifed what he was to do, and where he was going. The firft day's march was only five leagues from Calais. On the morrow, ther came before St. Omer, where there were many fkirmifhes at the gates j but the Englifh did not make any long halt : they continued their march, and that night encamptfd on the heights of Herfkult *. On the third day, . • Herfmlt. if not Hcrifikrt -, but that ktms to be too great a difance. they Si CHAP. VIII.


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