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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
page 328



found themfelves fhut up in a town which was only defended by palifadoes, they were not fo well fatisfied ; however, like men of courage, they had ported themfelves in companies round _ the town. The lord Beaumont* (who is an earl iii England, and his name Henry) commanded one hundred men at arms and three hundred archers, to guard one part of the town : fir William Elm? ham, with as many men, guarded another part. Sir John de Châteauneuf, with the Gafcons, had another quarter to defend as far as the tower, oppofite to the quarters of the conftable. The lord Ferrers, an Englifliman, was with forty men at arms and as many archers at another part, fo that the whole place was well guarded with men at arms and archers. Sir William Farrendon, fir Matthew Redeman, and fir Nicholas Trac-tonf, with two hundred men and âs many arch^ ers, were pofted in the fquare before the church. They had appointed a body of men to watch and extinguifh any fires that might happen; for the Engliih were much afraid of the town being Imrnt, as the houfes were only coyered witty thatch. In this fituation were the Englifh. I muft now relate the gallant action which Francis Âtremen performed this fame Friday in the evening, when the king of France, after having taken Bergues^ continued his march. * Lord Beaumont. Froiffart niiftakes: be was a baron, mi Ms name was John : his fon*s name was Henry, See Dugdale. f O. If not J&rmylon, or Trefham, ' • * CHAP. 314


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