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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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• ,«1.1 - Wt will now return to fir Robert Mîton and fit Martin Scott, who, from the heights of the caftle, few the Englifh in the plain drawn up ih battle-array. ' They faid, Let us make ready to quit the càftle, for we can eafily pafs through thefe Bretons ; and when, our friends fhall fee we are engaged, they will come to our helpi and we may do itiueh mifchief before they will be prepared to deférid themfêlves or fufpeft our intent.' - * About fixty combants. that were to make this faliy armed themfelves; who, when ready, fallied forth on horfeback to fkifmifh with the enemy ; but they were attacked by the ambiifcade which had been laid for them. Hard indeed was the fight, but the Englifh were fo furrounded that they could neither advance nor retreat.: they were all flain ot made prifoners* not. one efcaping : the two go-vernors were alfo taken. • The Englifh remained in battle-array in the plain, and the conftable of France in his quarters ; for he imagined the Englifh had placed a large ambufcade in a coppice on his rear. The Englifh had brought with them a rout of pillaging Poite-vins and Bretons, amounting to about two hun-dred, whom they ' fent forward to fkirmifh with. the French. • . • \ As foon as thefe pillagers came oppofite to the battalion of the lord conftable, they declared themfelves loyal Frenchmen, and, if he pleafed, would ferve upder him. The conftable immedi-* ately aflented, commanding them to wheel on one fide, when he learnt from then) the arrangement P 2 Of


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