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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
page 149



manner; for thefe Flemings had brought in their boats cannons and crofs-bows, -which" ihot fuch large and heavy bolts that when any one was ft ruck by them there was no efcape from death. Againft thefe bolts they were ftrongly fhieldcd -9 and the carl hadwkh him fome excellent crofs-bows, who by their ihooting gave the Flemings enough to do* The duke de Mons was in another part with hip troops drawn up, his banner before him j and there were Jn his company the lord de Brederode, fir Jofeph and fir Thierry de Lavare, fir Vivant do Chuperois, and feveral more, who each performed well their duty. In another quarter of the town, pofted at a gate, were fir Robert Dale, fir John Villain, the lord de Vindefcot and fir Robert Marefchal. ( TKfc attack here was very fharp, for the Flemings made vigor-ous aflfaults by land and water, in which many werç killed and wounded on each fide ; but more on tho fide of the Flemings than on that of the gentlemen as the Flemings adventured themfelvcs feol^ hardily. This attack lafted, without ceafing, from the break- of day until full noon. A knight of thç carl's party was fjain, called fir Pugh de Rony, a Burgundian : he wa$ much lamented, for he loft his life by too much boldnefs, and for want of pru-dence. Rafle de Hatzelle, the commander of the detachment, fought valfandy, and by his words and aftions greatly encouraged the men of Ghçnt. The affault ceafed in the afternoon, for Raflç ibuôd he was labouring in vain, and that in Dendre^ monde


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