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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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John of Hainault, apa was guarded by a baftard of his, who might have with him aboutfifteen men ; they attacked it one whole day, but it was valiantly defended. The ditches were frozen over, fo that any one might approach the walls, which thofe within perceiving, packed up all they could, and leaving it about midnight, fet it on fire. The next morning, when thofe from Cambray returned and faw it onfire, they deftroyed the walls and every thing remaining. The baftard arçd his companions retreated to Valenciennes. It has been before related howfir Walter Manny took the caftle of Thin TEveque, and placed his brother Gjles Manny with a garrifon in it. This brother made many incurfions upon thofe of Cambray, and gave them much uneafinefs, for he was every day ikirmiihing clofe up to the barriers. In thisftate he kept themfor fome time. One morning very early he fet out from the caftle of Thin with aboutfix fcore men at arms, and cairje tp the barriers at Cambray. The alarmi was fo great, that many were; frightened. The garrifon armed themfelves as faft as they could, and mounted theif liorfes with all hafte, hurrying to the gate where the fkirmiih was, where,findingfir Giles had driven back thofe of Cambray, he inftantly attacked their enemies. Among the Cambrefians was a young efquire from Gafcony, called William Marchant, who came to thefield of battle mounted on a goodfteed, his ihield hanging to his neck, his lance irj its reft, completely armed, and fpurring on to the epmfcaL Whenfir Giles faw him approach, he


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