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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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which life faid he-would awaken*thtev»d-rodfcqp that evening, and about midnight he and his company forded the river. When they had all paffed, they regirthed their horfes, and fet themselves to rights,, and advanced infilence to the quarters of. the duke. When they were, near* they fpurred on their horfes, and at one ruih drove into the middle of the duke's hoft, crying out, 4 Fauquemonti* They laid well about thfem, cutring down tents and pavilions, and killing or wounding aH whom they met. The army then, being roufed, armed-as quickly as they could, and drew near to where the buftle was: but the lord of Fauquemont, feeing that it was time, colteded his people, and retreatóc^ inoft handfomeiy. · Of the French, there was killed the ford of Requigny from Picardy. 1 he vifcount de Quefnes* aiid Rouvroy with one eye, were made prifoners ; andfir .Anthony de Coudun was feverely wounded* When the lord of Fauquemoiit faw, that nothing : more, could be done, he fet off with all his peopfe* and croffed the Selle without hindrance, for he was not purfued. They rode eafily forward, and came ' to Quefnoy about funrife, when the quartèrmafter general, fir Thierry de Walcóurt, opened the gates to them. ' The duke of Normandy ordered his trumpets to, found the next morning at day-break, for his army to prepare themfelves, and to crofs the Selle, and advance further into Hain^ult. The marihal of Mirçpoix, the lord of Noyficrej, fir Galois de la Beaume, andfir Thibault-de Mar nei!» Λ


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