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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 272



king Philip anfwered willingly, and appointed the Friday following for the day, this being Wednefday. The herald returned back, well cloathed with handfome furred mantles, which the king and lords of France had given him for the fake of the news he had brought, and related the good cheer he had received. The day being thusfixed, information of it was given to the captains of either army, and every one made his preparations accordingly. On the Thurfday morning, two knights belonging to the earl of Hainault, the lords of Faguinelles and Tupegny, mounted theirfteeds; and thefe two leaving their own army, fet out to view that of the Englifli. They rode on for fomerime boldly along the line of the Engliih army ; when it chanced that the horfe of the lord of Faguinelles took fright, ran off in fpite of all the efforts of his mailer, and carried him, whether he would or no, to the quarters of the enemy. He fell into the hands of the the Germans, who, foon perceiving he did not belong to their party, furrounded him and his horfe, and took him prifoner. He remained prifoncr to five or fix German gentleman, who immediately ranfomed him. When they found out that he was a Hainaultçr, they afked him whether he knew fir John of Hainault ; he replied, Yes, and begged of them, for the love of God, to carry him to him, becaufe he was fure he would be fecurity for his ranfom. The Germans were delighted at this, and carried him to fir John, who pledged himfelf for his ran fom.


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