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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 202



^ • . ; CHAP. XXXV, 1 THE LOR© DE BRIMEU, HIS SONS AND HIS MEN ARE TAKEN PRISONERS BY THE ENGLISH.— THE GARRISON OF PERONNE ARE DRIVEN BACK INTO THAT TOWN. " ' ." 'TT^HE night the Englifh had quartered themfelves at Clery on the Somme, fome knights of the army, fuch as fir Thomas Trivet, fir William Clin-ton, fir Evan Fits warren, at the inftigation of the lord Belawarr, who was well acquainted with thq whole country, and knew that the lord de Coucy was with a large body of men at arms in the town of Arras, rcfolved tp march from the army, at early dawn, with the foragers, to fee if they fhould meet with any adventure worth attending to j for they wifhed to perform fome deed of arms. As they had planned, fo did they execute ; and about thirty lances fet out after the foragers, in fearchof adven-tures. ' ' ' This fame day, the lord de Coucy had left Arras with a large body of men, and had taken the road to St. Quentin. When they were on their marchi the lord de Brimeu, his foes, with about thirty fpears, quitted the army of the lord de Coucy, anxious to perform fome gallant aft. Thefe two bodies of Englifh and French, meeting in the plains, faw a Combat was invetiable :•• they therefore " !, ' ~' ' * ftruck


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