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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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this firft difplay of their knighthood. An Englifh " fquire, called Lewis Lin, was killed at this at-tack, which was very fharp; and numbers were wounded on each fide, who too rafhly expofed themfelves. The Englifh archers, polled on the ditches of the town, shot fo expertly and rapidly that fcarcely any dared to appear on the battlements to defend the place. There were collected that day in Ypres two tons of artillery, efpecially arrows, which were shot into the town, fo that none. ventured to pafs through thofe ftreets near the walls where the attack was made, for fear of being killed, if not well armed and shielded. . This attack lafted until night, when the English and Flemings, who had fought the whole day in ,two battalions, returned to the camp quite tired, as were likewife thofe in the town. • • • The English and Flemings, finding they could not take the town by florm, and having expended much of their artillery, refolved to have quantities of faggots made and collected, with which and earth they could fill up • the ditches, fo that they might advance to fight hand to hand with the garrifon, undermine the walls, and, by throwing them down, win the place. Workmen were inftantly employed to pro-cure and cut down as much wood as pofiible in the neighbourhood of Ypres, which was to be placed within fide of the ditches and covered with 29s


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