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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.7

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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.7
page 46



M leave of the king and departed for their home** leaving behind the lady Ifabella ôf Bavâria, nô\f queen of France m you have henfC The king of France, who had fent his sum* taons through the realm, declared he would not return to Fans before he bad been at Ôàmme, Oh the twentieth day pf July he fet out from Amiens, with the conftable and many lords, àu$ came to Arras, where he flept one night. On thé morrow he went to Lens*, ip Artois : men at arms were daily coming to him frqm all quar-ters. He continued his march until he arrived at Ypres, fo that by the firft of Auguft he was be-fore Damme, and quartered himfelf fo near the town that the arrows flew over his head. Three dayj afterward arrived William of Hain-ault, who was very welcome to the king, and to my lord of Burgundy. The fiege was laid to Damme in a h^ndforne manner* [and Francis Atremen was ençlofed within it. He behaved very gallantly, for every clay there were attacks an4 &irmiflies, unlefs prevented by {hort truces. The lord de Clary, mailer pf thp ordinance to the lord de Coucy, was hit by an arrow from the town, which caufed his death : it was a pity, for he was a gallant knight. Thofe pf Bruges and Ypres came to this siège j and there were prefent upwards of one hundred thoufand men. The king was quartered between Damme and Ghent. The lord de St. Ty and the •* Lens,—four leagues from Arras. lord


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