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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 210



' , CHAP. XXXVÏIL THE KING OF FRANCE CROSSES THE LIS At THE BRIDGE OF COMMINES.—THE TOWN OF YFRES SURRENDERS TO HIM. WE will now return to the king of France, and fay how he went on. When inteUi- • gence was brought him of Commines being con-quered, that the Flemings were difperfed, and the bridge rebuilt, he fet out from the abbey of Marquette, where he had lodged, and-marched' with his whole army in battle-array, as was be-fitting him to do, towards Commines. - The king and his uncles arrived at Commines on the Tuef-day, and took up their lodgings in the town; from whence the van-guard had marched for the hill of Ypres, where they had fixe^ their quarters. On the Wednefday morning the king advanced to the hill of Ypres, where he remain* ' ed until the baggage and the • remainder of his army fhould cross the river at Commines dr at Warneton, for there were very numerous frains, and multitudes of horfes. On Wednesday, the king's rear-guard paffed the bridge of Commines. It confifted of two thoufand men at arms and two thoufand crofs-. bows, under the command of the count d'Eu, the count de Blois, the count St. Pol, the count de Harcourt, the lords de Châtillon and de la Fere. Thefe lords, with their men, lodged this Wednefday at .Commines.. . • . ' " When 196


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