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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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were taken, inculpated, and both died afterwards in a niiferabie manner at Mons, in Hainault. ' The inhabitants of Cambray demolifhed this caftle of Efcaudoure, and 'carried the ftone into their town, to repair their own dwellings and the fortifications. CHAP. XLVÎI. THE GARRISON OF DOUAY MAKES AN INCURSION INTO OSTREVANT, DURING THE /ABSENCE OF THE EARL OF HAINAULT IN ENGLAND AND IN GERMANY. ^FTE R the deftruftion of the caftle of Efcau , doure, duke John of Normandy retired to Cambray, difmiifed the greater part pf his army, and fent the reft to the caftle of Douay, and to the other fortrefles in the neighbourhood. This week the garrifon of Douay, in conjun&ibn with thofe of Lille, made a fally, in number about three hundred lances : they were commanded by fir Lewis of Savoy, the earl of Geneva, the earl of Villars, fir Gallois dé la Baume, the lord of Waurain, and the lord of Vafiers: they burnt in Hainault all that fine country of Qftrevant; fo thai nothing remained but the fortreffes. When thofe of Bouchain faw all this fire and fmoke round about them, they were in a violent rage, the more fo, as they werç unable to prevent it: but they fent meflengers t© Valenciennes, to let them know iffhat was going forwards, and to inform Ο 2 them,


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