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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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about as quickly as poflible, gallopped but of' danger." Thetwo earls fell into the hands of their enemies, and were taken as if in a net ; for the ambufcade was placed between hedges r.nd ditches in a very narrow road, fo that tliey could neither advance nor retreat to gain the open country : however, when they faw their mifchance, they difmounted, and defended themfelves as well as they could, kilHng and wounding a great many of their opponents ; but it Was all in vain, for freih forcesfrom Lille were continually pouring upon them. They were therefore taken prifoners; and a young brifk efquire of Limouftn, of the name of Raymond, nephew to pope dement, was killed for the fake of his beautiful armour, after he had furrendered himfel^ which made many good men angry. The two earls were kept prifoners in the market* place at Lifle, and afterwards fent to the king of France, • who promifed, that thofe of Lille ihould be well rewarded for the good fervice they had done him *. When Jacob vonArtaveld received this information at Geertiberg, he was much enraged, and, giving^ up all thoughts ^of^his expedition, difbaoded his Flemings, and himfelf returned to Ghent* * This is a mi Hake.—It was not the earl of Suffolk who was made prifoner, but his f©n, Robert de Ufford le Fitz, as he was ça^ed. DUGDALE , vol. ii. CHAP


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