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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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CWbourg, in hopes of drawing dut garrifot out into the plain. On the other hand, fir John Harleftone,* who was ignorant of the detentions of the French, hacf alfo that (ajne motning made an excurfion, and had commanded his trumpets to found-for hjis men tQ arm themfelves, as well horfe as foot, and to ad-vance into the plain : he had already ordered who were to remain in tjie garrifon, xEfe marched forth% in haqdfome difplay, and ordered fir John Orcelle, with his foot foldiers, to take the lead as fheir guide. Having done this, he fent forward his light troops. Sir William des Bourdes had made a fimilar arrangement of his army. They both adv^npec} in this array until the light ' troops of each party met, and came fo near that they could eafily diftinguifh each other. Upon which, they returned to the mpn body, and reporte^ al) they had obferyed. The two leaders, op hearing their reports., were quite (happy i for they haçl at 1# found what they had been feeking for, and were içu.çh rejoiced thus to meçt. • When the two knights had heard the news from their light troops, they each drew up their forces with great wifdom, and ordered thçir pçnnons to be ' difplayed, The Englift foot were iptcrjnixed with their men ' at arms,. As fooq q& they were within bow foot, the French difmounted : fo did like wife the Engliih: thenjthe archer$ and crofs-bowmcn began to fooojt fharply, and the mfin at : ; • - • arn^ 1«


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