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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
page 242



The king of France and his council were well fatisfied on hearing this, although many faid, that whether the emperor would or not, they were in fufficient numbers • to go whither they pleafed without fearing any one. The king gave orders for the march of the army, and he left Chalons for Grand Pré*, where he remained for three days. He could not make any long marches from the great concourfe of men that were in his front, in his rear, and on all fides - and he was forced to move gently on account of his great train of baggage and pur-veyances, which occupied a length of fourteen country leagues, and was daily increafing. The count de Grand Pré received the king in his town with every refpect, and ordered all things fo much to the king's pleafure, that he exprefled his fatisfaction to the count, who was attached to the van divifion. The duke of Lorraine and fir Henry de Bar here joined the king with a handfome company of men at arms. The duke of Lorraine was ordered to the divifion of his fon-in-law, the lord de Coucy, but fir Henry de Bar remained near the king. The pioneers had been continually employed ' in clearing the foreft of Ardennes, by felling of. timber, and making roads' where none had ever been before. They had much difficulty in the filling up of valleys and forming a tolerable road for the carriages to pafs, and there were upwards * Grand Pré, a town in Champagne, election of Sainte IIenehorid. * * * of 995 .


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