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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.8

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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.8
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by ftortp. After feme confederation, they faîd,* that it could. Upon this, they all difmounted, and gave their horfes to the ferrants to be led to the rear. . , • They divided thdnfdves into three divisons, and gave their orders like able men at. arma. Sir Tho-: mas Moreaux had the firft : he gave the fécond ta fir Evap Fitzwarren, and the third to fir John d'Ambreticourt. Each had under his command! eighty fjpears, and feven fcore archers, which was thougfatjufficient for the attack of fuch# place. ; They approached the town, and gallantly en* terad the ditch, for it was dry, andafcended to the walls well fhielded ? the archers were pofted on the banks of the ditch, and fhot fo ably that fçarcely any dared fljew themfelves in Fits defence. Not-withftanding this, the townfmen fought valiantly, apd they were very numerous : fome lanced darts, others ftones, and ufed long poles fhod with iron, which gave fuch blows that on whomsoever they Ml, unlefs well armed, he was feverely wounded or flain. The knights and fquires, eager for renown, were bufily employed in battering the wall with the pick-axes and other things which they had brought with • them, and continued their work in fpite pf al|'the things thrown down on them* Many gallant deeds were done f and in particular from two fquires from Hainault, Thierry and William de Soumain. They, with .their aJEft* ants, made a breach in the wall, and fought hand to hand with thofe within* Thefe two brô* . therg • 3ê


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