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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.5

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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.5
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ill muftcrcd/the? might be about feven hundred jfpears, twelve hundred archers, and as many other foot foldiers. , They loaded many horfes.with all Torts of provifion, and, marching away, encamped, on Chriftmas eve, in a fair meadow by a river fide :ât die foot of the mountain Montcain*, which fe-perates the three kingdoms of Navarre, Caftille and Arragon : on the other fide of this mountain lies a country called Val di Soria. This day the weather was very fine, and wondrous hot; When they had dined, the captains afiemblcd in council to determine whether they fhould re-main there Chriftmas day, or attempt fome war^ like exploit » for they were on the borders of the enemy!s country. They refojved to march that very night, fo as to arrive at the city of Soriaf by dawn on Chriftmas day, and fcale its walls. This plan was adopted, and orders given in con-fequence. Three hundred. lances were only to bç employed ; the others with the foot were to re-main where they then were until the morrow, tQ hear the fuccefs of the enterprise. . The count Pullois with one hundred lances, and fir Thomas Trivet with his troops, having guides to conduft them, were to march in four divifions and to form three ambufcades, the more fecredy to execute their enterprise ?nd the more furcly to fucceed in it. . . • Montcain.—probably, by the map, Moncaio: it fcenu near to Taraçona. I Soria,—a town in Caftille. About 42


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