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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 358



That valiant knight fir Thomas Mufgravc was appointed commander of this detachment : it con-fifted of three hundred men at arms and a$ many archers, They left the army, which, on the fe-paration, took a different route, one marching to the right arid the other to the left,. Sir Thomas $nd his fon rode on to Melrofe, where they arrived at an early hour, and took up their quarters, to rcfrefh themfelves and their hocfes, as well as to make enquiries after the Scottifh army. They ordered two of their fquires, well mounted,, to,ride over the country, to endeavour to find out the fituation of the Scots, and in what order they were. Thefe two fquires, on leaving their com-manders, continued their route until they fell into an ambufcade of the Scots, commanded by % William Lindfay, who had polled himfelf in hopes of meeting with fome adventure, and to hear news of Berwick, and alfo what had been the fate of his nephew, Alexander Rarpfay, aiid into whofe hands he had fallen : this he was very anxious to, learn : he had with him about forty lances. The Englifh were feized immediately on their entering this ambufh, which gave t\c knight very great pleafure. He demanded from them whence they came : but ' they were afraid of fpeaking left they fhould betray their mufters : however, they were forced to be explicit, for the knight affured them that he would have th'çm beheaded, if they did not truly anfwer all the queftions he fhould put to them. When things became fo ferious, and they faw no 34?


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