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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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there with him. appeafed them as well as he could, and gave them fuch good reafons for their remaining quiet, that at laft they were fatisfied. When the duke of Normandy had ftaid for a confiderable time on this hill, and faw that no one made any attempt to come out of Valenciennes to fight with him, he fent the duke of Athens, the marihals of France, thfe earl of Auxerre, and the lord of Chaftillon, with about three hundred lances, well mounted, to fkirmiih clofe to the town. They - advanced in good order, and came to thatfide of it oppofite the Tourelle at Gogueb, and even to the very barriers ; but they did notftay long, as they were afraid of the (hot hurting their horfes. The lord of Chaftillon, however, advanced fo forward, that his horfe was hit, fell under him, and he was obliged to mount another. This detachment then changed its courfe, and went towards the marflies, where they burnt and deftroyed a}l the mills upon the river Vincel : they then made a circuit behind the Carthufian convent, and returned to their army. Somçftragglers, however, had remained behind at les Maries, toforage more at their eafe. When thofe who were guarding a neighbouring town, which belonged to the heirs of Hainault, (though formerly to fir Robert de Namur, by the lady Ifabella his wife,) perceived them, and that the main body had retreated, they iffued out of the town, attacked them, killed one half, took all their forage, and re-entered it without any lofe. VoL.t Ο The


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