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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
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thofe of Ypres of their arrival ; and, if they would come forth with the troops they had fent to them, they ihould be in fufficient force to combat the carl The men of Ypres were delighted at this intelli- • gence ; and, having every inclination to do what • had been requefted, they fallied out in the morning, to the amount of eight thoufand, under the com-mand of John Boule and Arnoul le Clerc. The earl, who was with his army in that diftrift, got information, I know not by what means or by what accident, that the men of Ypres had marched to join thofe from Ghent : he therefore ordered • two large ambufcades on a pafs through which thofe from Ypres mull march, under the command of his Ton, le Haze baftard of Flandefs, and the lord d'Anghien : there were knights and fquires from Hainault, Artois, Bruges and the Franconate, and in each ambufcade were ten thoufand men. When thofe of Ypres and the Ghent men who had been fent thither under the command of John Boule were in the plains, and had marched about a league, they came to two roads ; one Of which lea to Rouffelaer, and the other to Thorout : they halted, and afked which road they fhould take. Arnoul le Clerc, anfwering, faid,—c I would advifc you to go and fee our men who are at Rouffelaer.' * By my troth,' replied John Boule, * I think we lhall be better lodged on Mont d'Or than anywhere elfe ; for be affured I know fo well Peter du Bois and Raffe de Harzelle that, fince they have fent to us to fay they intend to offer the earl battle, they . will 187 '


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