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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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« CHAP. XXXVIII. I ' THE JEARL OF DOUQLAS, WHEN ENCAMPED BE-' FORE OTTERBOURNE, IS ATTACKED BY SIR HENRY PERCY, TO RE-CONQUER HIS PENNON, AND A GENERAL BATTLE ENSUES. ' • • ON the morrow, the Scots diflodged from be--fore Newcaftle; and, taking the road to their own country, they came to a town and caftle called Ponclau*, of which fir Haymon d'Alphel, a very valiant knight of Northumber-land, was the lord. They halted there about four o'clock in the morning, as they learnt the knight to be within it, and made preparations for the affault. This was done with fuch cou-rage, that the place was won, and the knight made prifoner. After they had burnt the town • and caftle, they marched away for Otterbournef, which was eight Englifh leagues from Newcaftle, and there encamped themfelves. % . • This day, they made no attack -, but, very early on the morrow, their trumpets founded; and they made ready for the affault, advancing toward the caftle, which was tolerably ftrong, - and fituated among marflies. They attacked it fo long and fo unfuccefsfully, that they were ' * Ponclau. Pontland, a village on the Blytbe, about five " miles from Newcaftle.'—W. S. ; + 'Otterbourne—is fo well knownfronf this celebrated bat-'tkf and the old ballads, that it is almost neediefe to fay it is , filmed in the \r of Hfd#iif V (J fatigued, 249


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