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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 324



News was brought to the army and to the con-liable of France, that the Englifh had taken : the field ; but it-was unknown which way they had marched. The çopftablç, left his men might be furprifed, immediately ordered a large detachment to guard the foragers, who were out between thç rivers Garonne and Pordonne, and gave the çQm-piand of it to fir Petçr de Mofnay, fir Evan of Wales, Thibaut du Pont and ffclipt de Calais : there might be iq this dctaçhfxieqt tjfo hupdrçd lances of tried men. Sir Peter de Beuil, and the others who were fent to bring çhe fow, rode on to la Réole^ and4 having laden a great many carts with it, fet out on their return, but by a differepç route from that by which they had arrived,- for they required a broader road for their convoy, jpd yçt thçy were to pafs by, Yurac, or,very near to it? where the Englifh wer^ in ambufcade : however, they were fo fortunate to meet with a fécond detachment from their army, when they were within a fhort league of the town. The whoje then amounted to full fix hundred lances. They continued their march in greater fecurity, and more at their leifure, Sir Thomas Fclton and the barons of Gafcony ip Yurac were informed, that the French were ef-çorting thaç way a yery large engine, from la Héole to their fiege of Bergerac. Tliey werç much rejoiced at this intelligence, and faid it was what fhey wifhed: - They then armed themfclvcsj Haunted their, horfes, and 4rew up in the beft §rray they were able. When they had afiv$nceçt. 312


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