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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 209



thefe Englifb have difcoyered us, and t{ieir main army is not far off : let us put ourfelves in fafety in the caftle of Plancy/ They rode ih thatdirc&ion, _ md the - Eeglifh after them. There was a valiant man at arms from Hainault in the trpop of the lord Delawarr, called Peter Berton, who fixing his lance in its reft, and being well moupted, came up with the lord de Hangcft, who was flying before him, and gave him fuch a blow oq the bacl^ with - his lance that he almoft drove him pqt of the faddie ; but the lord de Hangeft neither loft his feat nor ftirrups, though Peter Berton kept the iron hard at his back - and in this mannçr did they arrive at Plancy. Straight at the entrance of the caftle the lord de Hangeft leaped from his horfe, and got into the ditch. Thofe within it were anxious to fave him, #nd ran to th? barriers, where there was a grand ikirmilh \ for the g^rrifon kept fhooting brifkly, being very good crofs-bowmen; and feveral valiant deeds were done on each fide. With great difficulty the lord de Hangeft was laved. He fought gal-lantly on entering the caftle 5 for reinforcements from the van-guard were continually arriving. The lord Delawarr, fir Thomas Trivet, fir Hugh Cal-verley, came thither, and the con8i5fc was great : there were upwards of thirty of the French killed and wounded!, and the lower court of the caftle bumf. • The caftle kfelf was warmîy attacked on all fides, but well defended: the mills of Plancy were burnt and deftroyed. The whole army then retired * 198 n .


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