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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 289



I was told by thofe who were of the victorious party, that at this battle, which was fought in the year of grace 1388, between Newcaftle and Otterbourne, on the 19th day of Augufi, there were taken or left dead on the field, on the fide of the Englifh, one thoufand and forty men of all defcriptions; in the purfhit eight hundred and forty, and more than one thoufand wounded. Of the Scots, there were only about one hun-dred flain,1 and two hundred made prifoners. As the Englifh were flying, they at times ral-lied, and returned to combat thofe who were pur-fuing them, whenever they thought they had a favourable opportunity, and it was thus their loft was fo confiderable in the purfuit. You may judge from the. number of killed and pri-foners on each fide, if this battle was not hardi-ly fought. When every thing had been arranged, and the dead bodies of the earl of Dbuglas, fir Robert Hart and fir Simon Glendenning' were irtdefed within coffins, and placed on cars, they began their march, carrying with them fir Henry ï*ercy ' and: upwards of forty Englifh knights. They took the road to Melrofe on the Tweed, and m • their departure they fet fire to their huts. They lodged this night in England without any oppo-fitkwa, and on the morrow decamped very early the five-mark land of Fuk-hOL Scot* CaL f. 104.—Froiflart apparently cm in the name of his càptor ; yet Mar had 2041 m year for a third of it, the whole exceeding GQOi.—Pimierto*'M Hut. of Scotland, vol. ii. p. 4L noie. #88 and


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