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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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. Î95 AVILIE, fir Thomas Rofelic. The % whole army took up their quarters at Hofque*, when the above knights were made. The van-guard then marched to a ftrong hoiife called Folantf, fituated upon a river. There was a fquire within it of the name of Robert, to whom the houfe belonged. He was a good man at arms, and had well gar- - rifoned it with ftores and hardy foldiers, whom HE had picked up in the neighbourhood, to the . amount of forty, who (hewed every intention to defend themfelves well. Thefe barons and knights, eager !to do honour to their new knighthood, furrounded the tower of -Polant, and immediately began the attack; but it was well defended by thofe within. Many a gal-lant deed was performed; and thefe- in the fotft fhot well and continually, by which many of the alfeilants were killed and wounded who ventured too near. There were in the fort fome good crofs-bowmen, whom the governor of St. Oilier had fent thither at the fquire's requeft ; for he had imagined the Englifh would pafi near his houfe, and was refolved to defend it to the utmoft of his power, which he did, for he behaved gallantly. The carl of Devanfhire, whiift he was on the ditch, his banner difplayed before him, fpoke out bravely, which greatly encouraged his men, faying, * What, my: lords ! fhall we fo much difgrace our new honours as m remain aU the day before this fiigcdn-houfe ?. The .ftrong places ami caftfos in • Ho%c. Qj," • f Folant. 1 . * France


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