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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 49



Much fhlzzîed to conjecture whence thefe âîxétt could come, had neither rime to put on his helmet nor to mount his courfer : finding Mmfclf in fuch a ftrait, he aflctd, € Td whom atn 11# furrendci-i* Sir Nicholas replied, c To Louvaine, to Lou-Vaine.' In order, therefore, to avoid the danger he could not efcape from, he fâidj f I furrender.* He was then taken, and told, c Ride on quickly* for die army of the duke of Lancafter marches on before us/ On this occafion was flak, a very valiant citizen of Abbeville* called Lawrtnce Daxlcons *, who was much regretted. Thus was taken and entrapped It Hugh de Chaftillon, at that rime matter of the crofs-bows in France and governor of Abbeville, through the good fortune of fir Nicholas Louvaine : with whicih €ipture the duke of Lancafter and the Englifh were iriuch rejoiced. On the other hand, the inhabitants of Abbeville were exceedingly vexed at it * but for the prefent they could not better themfelves. The Englifh mafrhed on, crofTed the Somme at Blanchetaque, and then paffed through the towns of Rue fur mer and Montrieul fur mfcr.? until they at laft arrived at Calais. The duke of Làncifter there difmifled all the foreigners, when fir Wàleranî de Bourne and the Germans departed. The duke ' returned to England, and the Germans to their own country, as there was not any intention of tonti* nuing the war until the enfuing fummery for now f Dancons. My two MSS. JuVc Dcutda. 57


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