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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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fiom On the morrow morning, he mounted his horfe, accompanied by a young knight, a . baftard fon of the earl, of Flanders, called fir John Sans-terre, and about fixty lances, with the fame number of archers. On their leaving Iille, they took the road to Emenin, but found . only a few men at arms there, who, of their own free-will, were guarding the church. This fame day, about two hundred Englifli and Gafcon lances made alfo an excurfion; and . learning from the foragers that there were fbme men at arms and crofs-bows in Emenin; they ftuck fpurs into their horfes, and neyer halted until they arrived at -the town, whep, diûnount- " ing: in the fquare before the church, they grafped their fpears apd fhouted their cries. Sir John du Moulin and the baftard of Flan-ders, feeing from this body of men that a comr bat was unavoidable, formed in battle-array in the fquare, and ordered their crofs-bows to {hoot : they at firft wounded feveral of the Englifli, who foon broke through them; but for a fmail body they made a good fight, though many werç ftruck down, womnd^ed and killed. The Englifh were fo fiiperior. in numbers, that the Flemings were defeated, and the two knights made prifoners, who behaved gallantly in defending themfelves. Of the remainder, many were t^ken ; and very few returned to Lille, being moftly flain or captured. Thus ended this expedition to Emenin, which greatly vexed the earl of Flanders, but at that time he , , . could 996


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