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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 269



«Ρ to St. Quentin with one hundred thoufand men, and there intended to crofs the river Summc. They burnt in their retreat a very good town, called Crecy fur Selle, wirh a great many others, as well as villages, in that neighbourhood. We mult now fpeak of the expedition of fir John of Hainault, who had with him fullfive hundredfighting men. He camefirft to Guife, which he burnt, and deftroyed the mills. In the fortrefs was the lady Jane, his daughter, wife of Lewis earl of Blois : ihe begged of her father to fpare the lands and heritage of his fon-in-law ; but in vain— for fir John would not depart, until he had completed the purpofe of his expedition. He then returned to the king, who was lodged in the abbey of Sarnaques, while his people overran the country. The lord of Fauquemont led fix fcore German lances to Lonnion, in Tierache, a large level town ; the inhabitants of which had almoft all retired with what they could carry off into the woods, and there had fortified their pofuion, by cutting down large trees. The Germans followed them, and being joined byfir Arnold Bacqueghen and his company, they attached the people of Lonnion in the wood, who defended themfelves as well as they could : but they were overpowered, and obliged to flee. There were about forty killed and wounded, and all they brought there plundered. Thus was this country ruined without any hindrance ; and the Engliih a&ed as they thought proper. CHAP.


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