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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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they arrived at the city of Terouenne where was the count de St. Pol with a large company of men at arms. The Englifh did not halt, but continued their march, taking the road to Hef-din fi and fitted their quarters at night on a final river. ' When the count de St. Pol found that the Englifh were taking the road to his country, he knew they were not going thither for his good, for they hated him too much : he fet out, therefore, in the night, and gave the government of the city to the lord de St. Py and fir John de Roye J ; and, riding hard, he arrived at his ' town of St. Poll, " . ' The Englifh came before the place very early on the morrow morning, and feveral fevere fkirmifhes happened $ but the arrival of the count was fortu-nate for Jrimfelf and for the town, as he, with the affiftancc of thofc who had accompanied him, pre-vented the place from being taken. The duke of Lancafter, therefore, and his array refrefhed them* felves at their èafe in the county of St. Pol, which they overran, and did great damage to all the flat * Terouenne—is now in ruin*. It was taken by Henry VIII. by a ira|agem of pointing wooden guns painted, which were thought to he real ones, and threatening to batter down the town, if not fimendered. f Hefdin,—-a ftrqng town in Artois, on the Canche. I Two of my MSS. have different names, the lord de Sampy, fir Guy de Roye. One has fir John de Roye. II St Poi,—»a town "m Artois, five leagues from Hefdin. Vol. IV. P country. S3


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