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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
page 168



The Scots had burnt and pillaged all the country within five leagues of the place where they were, without the Englifh being able to come up with them. At day-break the next morning every one was armed, and, with banners difplayed, marched in good order over mountains, and through valleys, but could never approach the Scots, who were advanced before them j for there were fo many marfhes and dangerous places, that it was ordered, under pain of death, that no one îhould quit his banner, except the marfhals^ When it drew towards night,' the cavalry, and thofe who attended the baggage, more efpecially the infantry, were fo fatigued, that they could march no further. The lords faw that they followed the Scots to no purpofe ; and that, if the Scots were willing to wait for them, they might poll themfelves on fome mountain, or in fome dangerous pafs, where they could not be attacked but at extreme difadvantage. The king then ordered the marfh|J| to encamp the army there for the night, in order that they might confider what was. to be done the next day. The army lay in a wood upon the banks of a finali river, and the king was lodged in a poor monaftery hard by. The men at arms, horfes and baggage, were much fatigued. When each had chofen afpot of ground to encamp himfelf on, the lords retired apart, to confider what would be the belt method to force the Scots to battle, confidering the fituation of the country in which they were. It appeared to them, that the Scots were fheering off to their own VOL. I. E coun w


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