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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 212



allow them to fight onlefs the advantage! Were very considerable on their fide. • There were with the duke of Burgundy, in Troyes^the duke of Bourbon, ' the duke of Bar, ^he count d'Eu, the lord de Coucy, fir John de Vienne admiral of France, the lord de Vienne and de Sainte Croix, fir James dc ' Vienne, fir Walter de Vienne, the lord de la Tremouille, the lord de Vergy, the lord dc Rouge-mont, the lord de Hambue, the fénéfchal of Hain-ault, the lord de Saimpi, the baron des Barres, the lord de Roye, the vifcount d'Affi, fir William Ibaftard de Langres, with upwards of two thoufand knights and fquires. I was informed, that the lord de la Tremouille was fent by the duke and the other lords to Paris, to entreat the king to allow them to fight i and he was not returned at the time the Englifh camç before Troyes. The lords of France, doubting the Engiiih would not pafs by without coming to look at them, had erefted, about a bow-fhot FROM the gates of Troyes, a large redoubt of great beams of timber, which might hold about a thoufand men at arms : it was made of good ftrong wood, and well built. AU the captains of the Englifh army were fum-moned to a council, to confider in what manner they fhould aft the en(juii?g day. It was refôlved, that all the lords and knights fhould march, fully armed with their banners and pennons difplayed^ before Troyfcs : they were to draw up in the plain, mid to fend their heralds to offer battle to thofe in the town. They armed themfelvcs, therefore, on the mor-row, 101.


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