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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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The army remained in battle array upon the mount of Caftres until the afternoon, when the fcouts returned from all fides. There was then a great council held ; the chiefs faid, that, every thing confiderei, they were not in fufficient force to attack fo large a town as Valenciennes ; and it was at lait finally determined, that they îhould retire to , Cambfay. They fet out, therefore, and came to Main and Fontenelles, where they took up their quarters for that night, and kept a ftrong watch. The next day they marched away ; but burnt Main and Fontenelles, and alfo the convent which belonged to Madame de Valois, fifter german to the king of France. The duke was much vexed at this, and had thofe who fet it on fire hanged. In their retreat, they completed the burning of the town of Trie and its caftle ; the mills were alfo deftroyed. Prouvy, Rommency, Thyan, Moncheau, and all the flat country between Cambray and Valenciennes, fuffered in the fame manner. · ^The duke this day came before Efcaudoure, a ftrong and good caftle, belonging to the earl of Hainault, fituate upon the Scheld, which had been of great annoyance to Cambray. When the duke had been only fix days before it, the governor, fir Gerard dc Saflegines, who before this had never teen reproached for any thing, nor can I fay by what means he was bewildered to do fo, furrendered it widamagedy to the great furprife of all the country, who ftrongly fufpe&ed both the governor and his y efquire, named Robert Marinaux, of treafon. They were


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