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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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fcàd pafled ever to Flanders ; when, hating aflembled and properly arranged their veffels, they approached near to Cadfant. CHAP. XXX. THE BATTILE OF CADSANT, BETWEEN THE ENGLISH AND THE FLEMINGS, ATTACHED TO THE EARL OF FLANDERS. •yy HEN the Englifli faw the town of Cadfant, whither they were bending their courfe to attack thpfe that were within it, they confidered, that, as the wind and tide were in their favour, in the name of God and St. George they would runclofe up to it. They ordered the trumpets to found, and each made himfelf quickly ready; they ranged their veflels, and placing the archers on the prows, made full fail for the town. Thé fentinels and guards at Cadfant had plainly perceived the approach of this largefleet, and taking it for granted that it muft be Engliih, had already armed and placed themfe'ves upon the dykes and the faiids, with their banners in their proper pofition before them. They had alfo created a number of knights upon the occafion, as many asfixteen: their numbeifc might be aboutfive thoufand, taking all together, very valiant knights and bachelors, as they proved by their deeds. Among them werç fir Guy of Flanders, a good knight, but. a baftard*, * Guy de Rickenburg, baftard brother to the earl of Flanders. CART*, who


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