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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 221



CHAP, XXXVM. THE ENGLISH OVERRUN THE COUNTRIES Of G AT IN Of S AND BEAUCE.—A FRENCH SQUIRE DEMANDS TO TILT WITH AN ENGLISH S^MRB : THEY BOTH BEHAVE VERY GALLANTLY* WHEN the earl of Buckingham and his army had repofed themfelves at Maillerois-le-Vi-comte, they determined to advance into the Gati-nois: theycrolfed, in confequencc, the river Yonne, and their light troops went even to the fuburbs of Sens. The next day they quartered themfelves at St. Jean de Nemours and thereabouts, and after-wards at Beaune in Gatinois, where they remained three days, on account of its fertile and rich country. There they held a council, whether to follow the road into the plains of Beauce, or keep to the courfe oi the river Loire : they refolved on the fiift, and marched towards Toury in Beauce. In, this caftlè were the lord de Saimpf, fir Oliver de Mauny, fir Guy le Baveux and numbers tf men at arms. There weijp befides, at Geneville in Beauce, the lord de Volainnes, le Barrois des Barres, with others to the amount of three hundred fpears ; and in all the caftles and fortreiTes of Beauce were pofted men at arms to defend the country. ' Thofe of the van-guard fkirmifhed with the gar-rifon $10


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