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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.6

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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.6
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Bourdes, the lord de Longueville, the lorid de Sùlli,' fir Triftan de, l'Eftouet, • fir -Oliver dm-Guefclin, fir Maurice du.Trefiquidy, fir Guy le Baveux, fir Lucas de PEftrughen, fir Nicho-las Pamel, the two marfhals of France, fir Louis de Sancerrè, and fir Louis de Blainville, the marlhals of Burgundy and Flanders, fir En-guerrant de Haluyn, entered the chamber of the conftable, to receive orders, how, and? in what direction, they were to advance ; whether they fhould march through lille to Commines and Warneton, where the paffes were guarded, or make for the upper countries of Venoye and St. Venant*, and there crofs the lis. There were many. debates among thefe lords on this . fubject : and thofe who knew the country faid j f Certainly, at fuch a feafon as this, it will not • be right to advance into that country, neither can we go into the territories of Caffel, Sûmes, or Vçrthes/ • And what road fhall we then taker' cried the conftable. Upon which, the lord de Coucy faid, ( I would propofe that we piarch to Tournay and there crofs the Scheld, and take the road towards Oudenarde. This " roadis very eafy, and we fhall engage with our enemies. After paffing the Scheld we fhall not ' "have any thing to stop us before Tournay. Vfe may thus arrive before Oudenarde, and punifti Philip von Artaveld, We can have daily re* frefhments of çrovifion cope to us from Haï. pault, and follow us down the river from Tour- 1 * A town in Artois on the Lis, four leagues froça Bethune* my,% 168#


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