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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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men from Bruges, Ypres and Poperingue, on an expedition to a place called Longpont, the conqueft of which would be highly advantageous ; for by this they could enter the Quatre Meftiers, and then approach Ghent §s near as they pleafed. Thofe who had been ordered on this expedition were drawn up, and a very valiant and pruàeijt knight, called fir Jofle. de Haluin, was nominated commander : with him were very many knights pid fquires, but fir Jofle was the chief. When they arrived at J^ongpont, they did not find it defence-lefs, but garrifoned with a great number of men at arms : Peter du Bois, Peter la Nuitée and Rafle de Harzelle were there in front. The flcira|ifh was fevere ; for, on the arrival of the detachment from the earl, they began on both fides to fhoot from cannons and crofs* bows, which flew and wounded many. The men of Ghent behaved too well, for they drove back their enemies, and took by force the banner of the goldfmith's cpmpany of Bruges, which they flung into the river and befmeared with filth. , There we*e, of this goldfmith's company «nd of many others, numbers (lain and wounded : in particular fir Jofle de Haluin was killed, which was a great pity. So valiantly did the Ghent men behave that thofe who had been fent to Longpop| içtprpcd difcojçnfitçd. U4 -CHAR


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