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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 217



•:M6 ne km neck, lie fputred has ho He, and, riding foil gallop down the caufeway, 'he made hiu* LEAP over the bats of the barriers* and came to the gate where the duke was, furroundèd by the French nobility, who looked oo this enterprizc with, amaiement. The, fquire intended returning* but he was pre-vented by his horfe receiving a bW from a fpear, which fcfed htm and killed, the fqwire. It much angered the* duke that he had not been made pri-fooer. . . : . Inftantly the battalions of the earl of Buckingham advanced or^ foot, to the attack of the ifcea ae arms m the wooden redoubt, which bàâ been forated of {butters, doors aad tables, and was not, to fay the truth, fit to hold out agaûtf: fuch men ac asms as the Englifh*. ; ' When the duke of Burgundy f*w fcheo* advance in fuch numbers, and with fo much fpirit, that the lords, barons apd knights in this fort were not in force to withftand them, he diredly ordered them jto retreat into the town, excepting, fifat crofs-bowraen. They retired, by little and little, m the gate j and, as they were entering iv the Geaoefe crofs-bowmen foot and wounded the Englifh. There was a good and fharp fkktaifh : the redoubt was foon conquered, but it did not long remain to the Englifh. All forts of people came in great ftrength to the gates ; and, as they paflfed, they drew up da the caufeways. The duke of Lorraine was there This contradi&s his- prior account- of the redoubt. • • handfomely


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