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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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with them to their quarters the wounded and bruifed. On the next morning the king departed from Mont St. Martin, and ordered, under pain of death, that no damage ihould be done to the abbey, which was obferved. They then entered the Vermandois, and at an early hour took up their lodgings on Mont St. Quentin. They were in a regular otdèr of battle ; and thofe of St. Quentin might have encountered them, had they chofen it, but they had no defire to iffue out of the.town. The fcouts of the army went up to the barriers, and fkirmifhed with thofe who were there. The conftable of France and fir Charles de Blois drew up their people in order of battle before the barriers; and when the Englifhmen, among whom, were the earl of Suffolk, the earl of Northampton,, fir Reginald Cobham, and many others, faw the manner in which it was done, they retreated to the main army of the king, which remained encamped on the hill until four o'clock the next morning. A council was then held, to confider whether they ihould marchftraight into France, or draw towards Tierache, keeping near the borders of Hainault. By the advice of the duke of Brabant, the latter plan was followed, as from that country they drew all their provifion ; and they refolved, that if king Philip ihould follow them with his army, as they fuppofed he would, they would wait for him in the .plains, and give him battle without faih They then fet out from Mont St. Quentin, ranged in a regular order, in three battaKons. The marfhals and


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