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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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Sir Richard Verchin, fenefchai of Hainault, was informed by his fpies, that the duke had halted at Montay. He afked thofe knights and efquires, who vere with him, if they were willing to follow him.; to which they confented. Accordingly he fet off from his hotel at Vcrchin about funfet, accompanied by about forty lances, and pufhed on till he came to Foretz, at the extremity of Hainault, a finali league from Montay, when it was dark night. He made his company halt in a field, to tighten their armour and régirth their horfes. He then told them, he fliould like to. give the dufce an alert ; at which they were atfl re* joked, and faid they would flick by him till death; for which he gave them many thanks. - At that time there were with him, fir James dit Sait, fir Henry de Pbalife, fir Oulphaxt de GuifteLles, fir John and fir Bertrand de Chatelet. Of ((quires, there were, Giles and Thierre de Somain, Baldwin de Beaufort, Colebrier de Brule, Moreau dcl'Efcuyer, Sandrart de Stramen, John de Reberfet, Bridoul de Thiaux, and many others* Tijey fai forward m fdence, and came to die town of Montay, which they entered, for the French had ttegle&ed to pl»ce guards there. The fenefchai and lus companions difmounted at a great hôtel, where they thought the duke was ; but he w?s lodged iq another part of the town. In that hôtel were two great lords of Normandy, the lords of Bailleul and of Beauté. The door was foorj forced ; and when thefe two knights faw themfelves thus furprifed, am} Jieard the cry of Hainault frojn {hç fegçjfchal, they c " * were


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