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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.1

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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.1
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* 4 quarters. Thole that could not enter them weft! expofed to great danger ; for the archers, to the number of thteg thoufand, aimed "both at lhafters and fervants. * It was fuppofed that this affray was occafioned by the friends of thé Spencers, and thè earl of Arundel, in revenge for their having been put to .death throtfgh. the advice of fir John de Hainault- The Englifh alfo, at whofe houfes the Hainaulters lodged, barricaded their doors aiid windows, and would not fuffer them- to enter: neverthelefs, fome of them got admittance at the back doors, and quickly armed themfelves, but durft not advance into the ftreet, for fear of the arrows. The ftrangers immediately fallied from behind their lodgingsf, breaking down the hedges and inclofures, until they came to a fquarç, where they halted, waiting for their companions, till they amounted to a hundred under arms, and as many without, who could not gain admittance to their lodgings. United thus, they haftened to afEft their friends, who were defending their quarters in the great ftreet in the beft manner they could : they paffed through the hôtel of the lord of Anghien* which had great gates before and behind open into the ftreet, where the archers were dealing about their arrows in a furious manner. Many Hainaulters were wounded with them *. Here * In Leland's Colleâanea, there is a different account of thé taufe of this affray. Part fécond of volume firft, p. 307. ' Anno Domini 1328, Hunaldi apud Eboraeum com bufferunt de fuburbio civitatie fere unam parochiam, quss voca


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