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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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1*7 %ï were quite' confounded ; they, however, defetadect * themfelves in the beft manner they could j but the lord of Bailieui was killed, and the lord of Beauté taken prifoner by the fenefchal, to whom he pledged his faith to furrender himfelf to, him within three days at Valenciennes. The French then began to be in motion, and to iffue from their quarters : they lighted great fire^ and torches, awakened every one, even the duke himfelf, whom they armed as quickly as they could, apd dtfplayed his banner before his hôtel, to which people of all forts repaired. The Hainaulters wifely retreated to their horfes, which they mounted, and, when they were all collected together, they carried off ten or twelve good prifoners, and returned without the fmalleft lofs or Carnage, for it wasfo dark they were not purfued. Abou^ day-break they reached Quefhoy, where they, repofed and refreihed themfelves, and then went to Valenciennes. The ne*t morning the duke of Normandy gave prders for his army to diflodge and enter Hainault, and burn and deftroy every thing without exception., The baggage therefore began to move, and the lords of the advanced guard to proceed forward : they might anyrtint to two hundred lances, and were commanded by fir Theobald de Marneil, fir Galois de la Baume, the lord of Mirepoix, the lord of Raiveital, the lor4 of Serapy, lord John of kandat, the lord of Hangeft, and the lord of Tra* meiks. The two marfhals followed with full five hpndre4 lance?} then the duke of Normandy, attçndedj


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