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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
page 299



When thé dukë came within fight of the caftle^ the marfhai faid^—€ There is Noya : if Corunna be One of the keys of Galicia towards the fea, the caftle 6f Noya is another towards Caftille ; and whoever wifhes to bë lord of Caftille muft be m after of thefe two places. Let us march thither, for they tell me that Barrois des Barres, one of the ableft captains of France, is within it, and let us have fome fkif-iriifhing with the garrifon at the end of the bridge/ * Wë are willing to do fo,' faid fir Maubrun de Li-fiieres and fir John df Ambreticourt,who were riding by his fide. The van battalion how advanced, cohfifting of five hundred men at arms, for the duke was defii*-ôus of making a good appearance to thofe within the caftle ; and he knew alfo that his marfhals would Offer to fkirmifh, fhouid they find any to accept their challenge. The watch on the caftle, feeing the van of the Englifh approach, began to found his horn fo agreeably, it was a pleafure to hear him. Le Barrois and his companions, to the amount ôf one hundred men at arms, hearing that the Englifh were at hand, armed themfelves, and, in good array, advanced to the barriers, where they drew up under twelve pennons. Sir John des Barres, being the moft renowned, was the commander m chief, and, iïext to him, fir John de Châtelmorant. When fir Thomas Moreaux, the marfhai of the army, found himfelf near the place, he halted, and, hating dif-mounted as well as his companions, they gave their horfes tô the pages and fervants, and marched in a ^pmpaS body* each knight and fquire with his fpear 286


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