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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
page 184



if wé had marched act ouf éàfé, feèklng a pâf-fage où the right or left, out of our direct rosed: we may then confider ôtirfelves éi lonfe tf Flanders/ This plan wâs tmaninfioùfly adopted. Burihg the time thefe lofds were afiertibléd, tfcèy con-sidered how they should forafr their Btfttâlioitf ; and felected thofe who Were to march cm foot with the constable in the van-guard, in order to clear thé roads for the nfMf tô pfafè and rtiarcft in a line, and to act as fcouts to obferve and find out their enemies. They alfo chofe Ihofe who were to be in thé king's battalion, regu-lated thé arms With which they should fetfe, and appointed proper peffons to carry thé ori-flamme of France and to guard it ; and likewife determined of what numbers* the wings were to • be cdmpofed, and how many were to be in the rear-guard. All thefe things they debated and • arranged. • When thefe poftité hac£ béén fettled, and they could net think of afiy thing Aiéré that was ne-ceffery tê be dfone* thé éotiftéil broke and every mm retired to lis lodgings: Thofe lords and barons who had hot been prefetft were - in-formed of the regulations, and the manner in which they were to aét from henceforward. It was this day ordered that thé king should on the moitow diflbdge from Seclin, march through Lille without halting, and take up hi* quarters at Margnetté F Abbaye; and that the van-guard should jMfs on to Commines and Warneton, and do the most they could m the courfe of the d&y. " - This


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