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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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CHAP. XLfllL THE DUKE OF LANCASTER LANDS AT CALAIS, AND INVADES PICARDY.-r-A PART OF HIS ARMY DEFEATED BY THE LORD DE BOURSIERS* BEFORE RIBEMONT f. ANOTHER PART OF HÎS ARMY IS DEFEATED NEAR SOISSONS BY AN AMBUSCADE OF BURGUNDIANS AND FRENCH. * T TPWARDS of three thoufand men at arms and - ten thoufand Englifh archers had landed at Calais. Three years before, thise xpedition had been planned and provided for: of courfe, it was 'Well furnifhed with all things. The following knights pa|Ted over with the dukes of Lancafter and Brittany : the earls of Warwick, Stafford and Suffolk, Edward lord Defpencer, firft baron of the realm, and at that time conftable of the army, the lords Willoughby, de la Pole, Baffet, Roos, Latimer, lord Henry Percy, lord Lewis Clifford, lord William Beauchamp, the canon de Robefart, fir Walter Hewett, fir Hugh Calverley, fir 5tephen Codington, fir Richard de Pontchardon, and many other knights and fquires from England; but 1 cannot name them all. The king of France, who knew well that the Englifh would crofs the fea, had reinforced his ci- . * Deny* Sauvage calls him the lord de Soubife, but gives no reafon for it. ' My MSS. have Bourfiers. t Riberaont is a town in Picardy, four leagues from Sfc Quentin, • ties 231


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