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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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thofe within the barriersflung upon the aflailants ftones, logs, and pots full of lime, to annoy them. It chanced thatfir Henry óf Flanders, who was one of the foremoft, with his fword attached to his wrift, laid about him at a great rate : he came too near the abbot, who caught hold of his fword, and drew him to the barriers with fo much force, that hi» arm was dragged through the grating, for he could not quit his fword with honour. The abbot continued pulling, and, had the grating been wide enough, he would have had him through, for his ihoulder had pafled, and he kept his hold, to the knight's great difcomfort. On the other fide, his brother knights were endeavouring to draw him out of his hands ; and this lafted fo long, that fir Henry was forely hurt : he was, however, at laft refcued—but his fword remained with the abbot. And at the time I was writing this book, as I pafled through thattoVn, the monks ihowed me this fword which was kept there, much ornamented. It was there that I learnt all the truth of this aflault. Hennecourt was very vigoroufly attacked that day ; and it lafted until vefpers. Many of the affailants were killed or wounded. Sir John of Hainault loft a knight from Holland, called fir Herman, who bore for arms a fefs compone gules, and in chief, three buckles azure. When the Flemings, Hainaulters, Engliih, and Germans, who were there, faw the courage of thofe within the town, and that, inftead of gaining any advantage, they were beaten dowh and wounded, they retreated in the evening, carrying L 3 χ with


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