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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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him at a facta day before Tournay ; he alfo wrote to the earls of Saliibury and Suffolk, who were at Ypres, to beg that they would draw towards that quarter, to meet him. He then fet outfrom Ghent, accorfipanied by great numbers, and came to a place called the Geertfberg, between Oudenarde and Tournay, where he halted, to wait for the two carls, and for thofe of the Franc and Bruges. When the two e^rls received the letters, they would not for their honour's fake make any delay, but fent to inform von Artaveld, that they would be with him at the appointed time and place. They foon fet out from Ypres with abo$u^ fifty lances and forty crofs-bowmen, and took the. road where he was waiting for them. They continued their route ; but, as they were forced to pafs near the outikirts of Lifle, it was foon known in that town : accordingly, 1500 horfe and foot were fecretly armed, and fent out in three divifions tof lie in wait, fo that thefe lords might not cfcape froçji them. The earls and their company followed the guidance of fir Vauflart de la Croix, who had long, made war upon the people of Lifle, and (till continued fo to do whenever he had an opportunity :— it was for this purpofe that he was come to Ypres. He thought himfelf quite certain of conducing the earls in fafety, as he was well acquainted with all the roads in thofe parts ; and he would, have fucceeded now, if thofe of Lifle had not thrown up a great trettch near their town, which was not there before. When


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