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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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The Englifh, who were on,the oppôfite fide* ignorant of the intentions of this body of French-men wanting to enter the fort, thought ' they had been feen by the guard, or that fpies had given information of their arrival to the garrifon. They immediately left • the dich, and faid j c Let us away * for this light we ' have been difappointed in our fcheme/ They mounted their horfes, and advanced in a body to Chauvigny on the river Creufe, two fhort leagues diftant. When all- were arrived there, the Poitevins afked fir John Chandos if he wifhed them to re-main with him : he anfwered, c No :• you may re-turn in God's name : I will, to-day ftay in this town.' The Poitevins departed, and. with them fome Englifh knights J in all, about two hundred lances. Sir John Chandos entered a hotel, and ordered a fire to be lighted. Lord Thomas Percy, fencf-chal of la Rochelle, and his men remained with him. Lord Thomas afked fir John Chandos if he intended flaying there, that day : c Yes,' re* plied fir John : c why do you afk?' c Beçaule, fir* if you be determined not to go further, I fhall beg of you * to give me leave to make an excur-fion, to fee if I fhall meet with any adventure/ f In the name of God, go then,' replied fir John. At thefe words, lord Thomas Percy fee out, at-tended by about thirty lances.* Sir John Chandos remained with his own people. Lord Thomas crofièd the bridge of Chauvigny, taking the longeft road to Poitiers, having left fir John Chandos 40


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