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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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event, fuch as God may pleafe to ordain/ Sif Pugh on this left them j - and they threw them* felves into Bourbourg. The king of France heard that the Englifh had marched frop Bergues and retreated to-Bopr? |ourg, leaving Bergues quite empty $ the gates of which were opened to him, when the-,king en? tered with all who wifhed it. . The jSrft who did fo found enough to pillage, for the Englifh ha4 not been able to carry away eyery thipg. , The women were fayed, and fent to St Ojrçer, bpt ai? moft all the men were put to death and the town fet on fire. •• The king marched op to lodge at n village, on account of the greatnefs of tfye firo. This happened on $ Friday ; and tfye lords en? camped themfelves feparately in the fields as well as they cquld. It w*s- fortunate for them thatât was dry weather, for, it cquld not be a finer fea*? fori, had it been cold and rainy, they could nqt have foraged. Indeed it was wqndejrful whore they foundforagefor fuch numbers of horfes, a$ wefl as provifion for fo large an arnrçy. But on the day on which they came before Bourbourg great quantities, of ftores arrived, of which the lords of Francp were duly informed. They re* folved to furround the town and attack it. v The • Bretons were, from avarice, e^ger to take it, on . account of thp greffe booty they expepted to find there. . On the Saturday morning it was pléar weather, ^nd the army made itfelf ready to march to BourT |ourg. The van-guard^ the duke pf Brittany* the


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