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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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by affault the ftrong caille of Thin ; and they entreated him, put of loye and honour, and by his regard to the country, that he would ufe hisr endeavours to regain it, às the gaqrifon was a great annoyance to all the neighbourhood. The duke then fent a frefh fummons to his army, and got together a number of lords and-men ac arms, who were in Artois and Vermandois, and who had been with him in his former excurfion. IJe fet .out from Gambray with air his hoft, and took up his quarters before Thin upon the river Scheld, in thofe fine meadows nearly oppofite to Oftrevant, ordering many large engines to be brought from Cambray and Douay. Among thefe were fix of an immenfe fize, which the .duke had pointed againft the fortrefs, and which flung huge ftones into it day and night, beating down the roofs and the tops of the towers ; fo that it was not fafe to remain in the chambers, and'the people were obliged to take, refuge in the vaults. This attack was feverelyfelt by thofe within, and none ever fuffered more for their honour than this garrifon. The captains, upon whom fell all the weight and trouble, were fir Richard Limofin, an Englishman, and two efiquires of Hainault* John and Thierry, brothers to fir Walter Manny. They encouraged their companions, by faying, * Gallant gentlemen, the earl of Hainault will furely come in a few days, and attack the French, to deliver us honourably out of our danger, and will give us his warmeft thanks for having fo boldly de 04 The


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