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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.9

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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.9
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good fpears waiting for him: other forces weye coming tô his aid from France, Flanders, Hain-ault, Namur, Lorraine, Bar and different parts, fo that his army amounted to full two thoiifand five hundred -lances. ' Four hundred fpears, under the lord of Geant, were on their march to join him from Burgundy -, but they arrived too late, from not knowing wheix an engage-ment would take place, and were much vexed when they heard it was over without their being prefent. While the duke of Brabant remained at Maes-tricht, he could not obtain any intelligence of his enemies : he therefore determined to ad-vance and enter their lands, which he did on a Wednefday, and there encamped, tie halted that day and the next, and learnt from his fcouts that the enemy had taken the field. He commanded the army to advance into the ter-ritory of Juliers and burn it. This Thurfday he halted at an early hour. The van was com-manded by Guy de Ligny, count de St. Paul, and the lord Waleran his fon, who though very young, being no more than fixteen years old? was then made a knight. The Brabanters encamped very clofe toge-ther, and, as it appeared, the Germans were better informed of their fiante than the Brabant-ers were.concerning them; for, on the Friday morning, as the duke had heard mafs, and all were on the plain, not thinking a battle would foon take place, the dukes of Juliers and Guel^ dres made their appearance, with ,a large and well mounted body of men at arms. The duke Ft of __6?


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