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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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-tic and grain. Others again marched in haiie towards Commines, to help their countrymen who were fighting. While all this was passing, and thofe valiant Jcnights who had croffed the Lis in boats were fo gallantly engaged, the conftable and van-guard were bufily employed in attemptin&to repair the bridge and crofs it. There was a very great throng, for the conftable had given permission for all to pafs it who could. There was much dan-ger for thofe who croffed it firft; and the lords who did fo were obliged to ftep on targets thrown on the beams of the bridge. When they had croffed, they began to ftrengthen the bridge, for they found the planks lying on the ground, which they put in their proper places. During the night twowaggon^loads of hurdles were brought, which were of great ufe to them, fo that fliortly it was made as strong as ever. On «the Tuefday the whole van^guard paffed, took poffeflion of the place, and, as they crossed,, fixed their quarters in the town. The earl of Flinders, hearing that the van-guard was engaged at the pafs of Commines, fent thither fix thoufand infantry to their assistance; but when they arrived, the bufinefs was over and the bridge rebuilt. The constable fent them to Warneton to rebuild that bridge, that the baggage might pafs it this Tuefday without 4e!«y. . : JJews was brought on Tuefday jnorning to the king of France at the abbey of Marquette, that tlje Dfcfs at Corominlis w*s won, and the vanguard on 191 * '


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