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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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ofCoucy; fo that little damage was done, and thefe lords returned to their quarters. The earl of Hainault and his forces came one Saturday to the gates of St. Quentin, and made a vigorous attack upon them. John Chandos, as yet but an efquire (of whofe prowefs this book will fpeak much), flung himfelf between the barrier and the gate, at the length of a lance, and fought very gallantly with an efquire of Vermandois, called John de Saint Dizier : each of them performed great deeds of valour; and the Hainaulters got pofleflion by force of the barriers. The earl of Hainault and his marihals, fir Gerard de Verchin andfir Henry d'Antoing, were prefent, and advantageoufly polled, as well as many others, who ventured boldly in thç purfuit of honour. The lords of Beaumont, Fauquemont, Anghien, fir Walter Manny, with their forces, were at a gate, called Robert's gate, upon which they made abriik attack; but thofe of Cambray, and the foldiers whom the king of France had fent thither, defended themfelves with fo much valour and (kill, that the aflailants gained no advantage, but retreated to their quarters well beaten and tired. The young earl of Namur came to ferve under the earl of Hainault, according to his requeft, and faid that he would be of their party fo long as they remained in the empire ; but, the moment they en tered France, he ihould go and join the king of France, who had retained him, and entreated him fo to do. This alfo was the intention of the earl of Hainault, who had commanded his people, that none


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