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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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them, that if in the night-time they would fally out with fire or fix hundred lances, they might attack the French to great advantage, who were lying at their eafe in the flat country. But thofe of Valenciennes were not of the fame opinion, and wouldnot leave their town ; fo the French made a great booty,N and burnt the town of Anich, one half of Efcoux, Efcaudaing, Erin, Montigny, Santain, Variata, Vargny, Ambreticourt, Laurche,Sauch,Roelt Neufville, Lieu St. Amand, and all the villages which were in that country. They carried off with them immenfe wealth. When this detachment had retreated to Douay, t •thofe of Bouchain marched out, and burnt the other half of Efcoux, which belonged to the French, and the French villages, even to the gates of Douay and the town of Efquerchin. I have before mentioned, that all the towns on the frontiers were well garrifoned y fo that there were frequent ikirmilhings between the two parties, and many gallant deeds performed. It chanced, about this time, that there were fonie German foldiers, whom the biihop of Cambray had ftationed at Maje-maifon, two leagues diftant from Chateau Cambrefis,, and bordering on the other fide of Landrecy, where the lord of Pbtrelles, a Hainaulter, commanded; for the earl of Blois, although lord of itt had furrendered it to ihe earl of Hainault at the time he was attached to the French intereft, and the earl had kept poffeffion of it* There were frequent quarrels betweea the Germans 4 aft


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