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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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received on the points of their fpears and (lain, which was a great lofs. The knights in Oudernarde, on hearing that Arnoul le Clerc with %about twelve hundred white hpods were quartered in Berchem ; that their companions were (lain and the monaftery taken j were very indignant, and determined to fend off in the night fpies to obferve whither they would march on the morrow. The fptes reported, that the white hoods-had fixed on Berchem for their quarters, which much pleafed thefe noblemen. The lords d'Anghien, de Montigny, de Brefueil, fir Michael de la Hamarde, with upwards of fi* hundred knights and fquires from Hainault, im-mediately armed themfelves ; as did a like number from Flanders, Three hundred fpears were in Oudenarde, with upwards of one thoufand crofs-|ows and flout variets. They marched to Ber-chem, and, when near that place, they fent forward fir Oliver de Chem, with full one hundred lances, to begin the attack, and to draw Arnoul le Clerc out of the monaftery, as well as to give time for the crofs-bows and ftout varlets, who were on foot, to come up and be properly arranged/ Sir Daniel and fir Peter de Difquemac and the Fîaze de Flanders, fpurring their horfes, en- • tered the fpace before the monaftery full gallop, crying out, c Flanders for the Lion ! Flanders for the Baftard !•* The Ghent men, not fufpe&ing an ambufcade, for it was early morn, were not drefled, fo that before Arnoul le Clerc could colled his -men, the lord d'Anghien, the lord Lens, the lord de 315


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