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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 47



In this manner they marched through Vimeu and the county of Eu: entering the archbifhop-rick of Rouen, they paled Dieppe, aid then continued their march until they came before Harfleur, where they fixed their quarters. The count de St. Ppl had out-marched them, and had entered the town with two hundred l$nces, at the utmoft. The Englifh remained three days before Harfleur, but did nothing : on the fourth, they decamped, and returned through the tends of the lord d'Eftouteville, whom they did not love rnuch, ^nd burnt and deftroyed the whole or greater part. They then palled through Vexln Normand in their way ta Oifemont *, to recrofs* the Somme at Blanchetaque. Sir Hugh de Chaftillon, mailer of the cfdfs-bows in France, was at this time captain ahd gp-vcrnor of Abbeville. When he heard that the duke of Lancafter was returning that way, he firmed himfelf, and ordered twelve of his people to do the fame. On mounting their hoffes, he faid he was going to view the guard of the gate of Rouvray, that it might not be wanting in de-fence, and that the Englifh fhould not find it too weakjy guarded. It was early in the morning, and ^here was a thick fog. • - Sir Nicholas Louvaine, who had been fénéfchal of Ponthieu, and whom, this very year, fir Hugh de Chaftillon had taken and ranfomed for ten thou- • Oifcmof t,—a market-town in Picardy, five leagues from Abbeville. D 2 % fand • $5


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