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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 176



s* reded not until he gave you this information; and I now tell you that you will find them in the place I have mentioned, as eager to meet you in battle a§ yourfelf can be.' As foon as the king heard this news, he ordered his army to be prepared, and turned his horfes to feed [in the fields, near to a monaftery of white monks, which had been burnt, and which was called in king Arthur's time, Blanche Land. Then the king confeflèd himfelf, and each made his preparations according to his abilities. The king ordered plenty of tnafles to "be faid, to hcrufei fuch as were devoutly inclined. He aifigned one hundred pounds value of land, yearly, to the efquire, according to his promife, and made him a knight with his own hands, in the prefence of the whole army. When they had taken fome repofe, and breakfafted, the trumpets founded; and all being mounted, the banners advanced as the young knight led them on ; but each battalion marched by itfelf in regular array, over hill and dale, keeping their ranks according to. order. Thus they continued marching, when about twelve o'clock they came within fight of the Scots army. As foon as the Scots perceived them, they iiTued forth from their huts on foot, and formed three good battalions, upon the defcent of the mountain on which they lodged. A ftrong rapid river * ran at the foot of this mountain, whjch was fo full of large rocks and * The Were. fiones,


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