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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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I(2 When the fenefchal perceived them, he ftuck . fpurs into his horfe, and with his. lance overthrew the lord Boucicault, made him his prifoner, and fent him to Valenciennes. The lord of Surgeres faved himfelf by flight; but fir William Blondel fin:, rendered himfelf to fir Henry d'Ufphalife; and almofl: all the others were either killed or taken prifoners. This done, the fenefchal haftened towards Trie ; but he was too late, for the French had already con quered it before he came, and were bufily employed in pulling down the mills, and deftroying a finali caille that was there. As foon as the fenefchal arrived, they had not much leifure for fuch things, for they were driven back, killed, and cut down. Some were forced to leap into theriver Scheld, and piany were drowned. Thus was the town of Trie liberated. The fenefchal afterwards crofled the Scheld at a place called Denaing, and rode on with all his com pany to the caftle of Verchin, which he entered in *" order tó defend it, ihould there be any occafion. The duke of Normandyftill remained upon the» . hill of Caftres, his army drawn out, the greater part .* of the day; for he thought that thofe of Valenciennes ' would come and give him battle. This they would wifiinglyhave done, iffir Henry d'Antoing, who com manded in the town, had not prevented them. .He polled himfelf at the gate that leads to Cambray, and had much pain and trouble to hinder them from going out. John de Vaifey, provoft of the town, who was


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