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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 242



and expert in arms ; the earl had felefted and placed them there to defend the paffage againft the Engliih, and. they were defirous of performing thejr duty in every refpeft, which they did. Of the barons and knights of England, there were, firft, the earl of Derby, fon of Henry of Lancafter,firnamed Wryneck ; the earl of Suffolk, lord Reginald Cobham, lord Lewis Beauchamp, lord William, fon of the earl of Warwick, the lord William Beauclerk,fir Walter Manny, and many others, who moft vigoroufly affaulted the, Flemings. The combat was very (harp and well fought, for they were engaged hand tofift j but at length the Flemings were put tò the rout, and more than three thoufand killed, as well at the haven as in the ftreets and houfes. Sir Guy, the baftard, of Flanders, was taken prifoner. Of the killed were,fir Dutres de Halluyn, fir John of Rhodes, the two brothers Bouquedent; fir Giles de TEftrief, and more than twenty fix other knights and efquires. The town was taken and pillaged: and when every thing was put on board the veflels with the prifoners, it was burnt. The Engliih returned without accident to England. The king made the lord Guy of Flanders pledge his troth, that he would remain a prifoner ; but ia the courfe of the Year he turned to the Englilh, and did his homage and fealty to the king. CHAP.


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