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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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Jelves up- in the town. . They inftfintly éxectted .tMs refeliitwn, and all who were in DrtnkiA fanned and niched.into the fields, where, they .drew lip in good array on a hill, and inufterèi upwards of twelve thoufand men. ' . :-. The Englifh ware now advanced near to Bin* .kirk, when, on looking towards the rising grounds on the right, in the direction of Bourbourg, and . near the fea+shore, they faw the Flemings formed Jn a large and weM-arfanged battalion. - On this 4 they halted* for they thought, from the manner in . which the Fleming* had drawn themfelves tip, that they had an intention pf fighting. The, principal captains affembled to confider how they should now act, and many words pafled, for fome, and efpecially thebishop, wished tomarch inftantlyto the combat; but others, fûch as the lord de Beat-. mont and sir High Caiyejrley were of a contrary opinion, and aligned as their reafon, that the Flemings had never done them any wrong; and , that, in truth, they had never fent any declaration of war to the earl of, Flanders, though they had entered his country.. c We do not make war in a gallant manner,-but like a mob, that whoever can, may pillage. The whole country where we afeis , Urbanift, and follows the. fame opinion ' as our-. felves : ' now, consider whatjuÛ caufe have we for attacking them/ The bishop anfwered ; «Howdo we'knyw whether they are Urbanifts or ntitV £ In. .God'é name,' faid sir Hugh Calverley,c let nb fend a herald to them to know why they are thus drawn up in battle-array, and what they want; and let them S80


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