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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 174



€ It was told to the governor of Tarbes, a (quire of Gafcony, called Ernauton Biffete, how thofe of Lourde were over-running and harraf-fing the country, and he fent information of this to the lord de Benach and toEnguerros de Lame, fon of fir Raymond» and alfo to the lord de?Bar« b$ian, adding, he was determined to attack them. Thefe knights and fquires of JJigorre., having agreed to join him, affemhkxL their mm in the town of Tournay, through which jthe Ijarrifon - of Lourde generally returned. The bourg d'Efpaign had oome thither, from hit gar-rifon of St. Béart, and they were in the.whole two hundred lances. They had fent {pies into the country to fee what .appearance their, ene-mies made on their return. ' '. On the other hand, thofe from Lourde had likewife fpies on the watch, to-iobfewe if there were any men at arras out to intercept them : Both parties were fo active that each knew, the force of the other. When thofe of Lourde heard that the French garrifons were * waiting for them at Tournay, they began to be alarm-ed, and called a council to determine rhow to conduct their pillage in fafety. It was refolved to divide themfelves into two parties : one, con-filing of fervants and pillagers, was to drive the booty, and take bye roads to. Lane-bourg croffing the bridge of Tournay, and the river * Leffe between Tournay and Malvoifin : the o-ther divifion was to march, in order of battle on the high grounds, and to make an appearance as if they meant to return by the pafs of Larre below •164-


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