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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 54



taking the road to Poitiers, following the courfe of the river. The French might be about a good league before them çn this fame road, intending to crofs the river at the bridge of LufTac *. The Eng-lifh fufpe&ed this from perceiving the tracks of the horfes, and faid among themfelves, * Either the French or lord Thomas Percy are juft before us/ Shortly after this converfation, day appeared ; for in the early part of January the mornings begin to be foon light. The French might be about a league from the bridge of LufTac, when they per-ceived lord Thomas Percy _ and his men on the ' other fide of the river. Lord Thomas had before feen them, and had fet off full gallop to gain the bridge. ' They faid, * There are the French : they are more in number than we are ; let us haften to take advantage of the bridge.* * When fir Lewis and Carnet faw the Englifh on the oppofite fide of the river, they alfo made hafte to gain the bridge : however the Englifh arrived firft, and were matters of it. They all difmounted, and drew themfelves up to defend and guard it. The French likewife difmounted on their ar-rival, and giving their horfes for the fervants to-lead them to the rear, took their lances, and ad-vanced in good order, to attack the Englifh and win the bridge. The Englifh flood firm, al-though they were fo few in comparifon with the enemy. • Lttikc,—a town m Poicea, diocefc of PokLts • Whilft 43*


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