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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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were flying in all directions, fome for the church, others to efcape by an oppofite gate to that the enemy had entered^abandoning all they poffeffed. The French fet fire to the town to alarm others at a diftance, but there were many houfes of ftone and brick which could not be affected by it : however, the greater part was burnt down and pillaged, for nothing worth taking was left -y and they carried away fome of the richeft inha-bitants prifoners. The Englifli knight was taken doing his duty. When he faw all was loft, he ordered his houfe to be cleared of the barricades ; for he was fear-ful of fire, as his hall was full of finoke, and, placing himfelf and men in front, fought very valiantly, but at length was made prifoner by fir William de la Trimouille : his men were likewife taken, for few were flain. When the French had done all they lifted at Seaulle, iri Gueldres, and their fervants had packed up7the plunder, they departed, for it would have been folly to have remained longer, and marched to their dif-ferent garrifons. Such was the fuccefs of this firft blow the duke of Gueldres received; he was much vexed when he heard of his lofs, and h aliened thither with a large body of men at arms, hoping to find the French ftill there. He ftrengthened and repaired the town, and placed therein a garrifon, who were more diligent in .guarding it than the preceding one had been. Thus it hap-pens in war; fometimes one fide lofes, and fome-times another. The 9«


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