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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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Hère were found the good knights, fîr Faftres de. Rué, fir Percival de Severies and fir Saufe de Bouf fac, who, not getting admittance into their lodg ings, performed deeds equal to thofe. that were t armed. They had in their hands great oaken ftaffs, taken from the houfe of a carter : they dealt their blows fo fuccefsfully that none durft approach them, and, being ftrong and valiant knights, beat down, that evening, upwards of fixty men. At laft the archers were difcomfited and put to flight. There remained on the ground dead three hundred men, or thereabouts, who were all from thebifliop rick of Lincoln. I believe that God never fhowed greater grace or favor to any one than he did in that day to fir John de Hainault and his com pany ; for thefe archers certainly meant nothing lefs than to murder and rob them, notwithftanding they were come upon the king's bufinels. Thefe ftrangers were never in fuch great peril as during the time they remained at York : nor were they in perfed fafety until their return to Wiflan ; for, during their ftay, the hatred of the archers was fo •ocatur S. NicHoki in Oufegate, propter contumeliam motam inter burgenfee et illos, quia ceperunt uxores burgeniium, et. filias, et ancillas, per vim in fuburbio civitatis. Burgenfee vero , fuburbii indignati $e talk facinore congreffi funt cum Hunaldie more bellico : et ex utraque parte bene armati una die Marti» in Septcmbri ante folis ortum in Wat elin gate dormiente tota ci vitate fummo mane. Ibi ceciderunt de Hunaldis527, praeter eo* qui laetaliter vulnerati funt et obierunt in 3 die et in 4 fequenti. De Anglis ceciderunt 242. Snbmerfi in Ovvfe flu. de Hunaldis inventi funt J 36/


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