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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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James Douglas, efteemed the bfavéft and moft ehterprifing knight in the two kingdoms : he bore for arms argent on a chef argent Thefe two lords were the greateft barons, and moil renowned for. their prowefs and other feats of arms. CHAP. XVIII. KINO EDWARD'S FIRST EXPEDITION AOAINST THE SCOTS* Ύ^ΗΕ Ν the Engliih king and all his hoft had feen the fmoke of the fires, which the Scots had made, the alarm was immediately founded, and every one ordered to diflodge and to follow hisi banners : they all, therefore, withdrew to the fields, armed for immediate combat. Three battalions of infantry were formed ; each battalion having two wings, compofed of five hundred men at arms, whqf were to remain on horfeback. It was faidpi that there were eight thoufand men ?t arms, knights and efquires, and thirty thoufand men armed and equipped, half of whom were mounted on finali hackneys ; the other half were countrymen on foot, fent by the towns and paid by them. There were alfp twentyrfour thoufand archers on foot, befide all the crew of followers of the army. Thus being drawn up, they marched in battle-array after the Scots, towards the place from whence the fmoke came, until it was night. Thç army halted in a wood, by the fide of a finali river, tp reft themfelves, and to wait foj thçir baggage jind provifion.


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