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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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with earth : but this was not fo foon done, nor could they accomplish their intentions ; for the king of France, having a great defire to raife this" fiege and fight with the English at all «vents, haftened his preparations, fet out from Compiegne and marched to Arras. The conftable of France, with many barons who formed the van of the army, had already arrived, and were quartered in Artois. The duke of Brittany came with two thoufand lances, as he was anxious to aflift his coufin the earl of Flanders on this occafion. Indeed he was much bounden fo to do, for he had found him, in former times, eager to befriend him in his diftrefs. All the lords, both from far and near, were on their march and at hand. The count of Savoy and the count of Geneva, came with feven hundred honeft Savoyards. Duke Frederick of Bavaria was liaftehing with a ftrong body of men at arms, and had arrived in Hainauit. He refided at Quefnoy with his uncle duke Albert, his aunt, the duchefs Mar-garet, and with his confins, The dlikes of Lorraine and Bar arrived with a large body in Artois. Sir William de Namur, not having attended the former war, as the earl had excufed him, eame with two hundred good lances to ferve the king of France and duke of Burgundy. He had pafled through Hainauit, and fixed his quarters in the country round Tournay. It was wonderful to fee what bodies of men different lords brought to ferve the king of France, Thf 299


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