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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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fui army the duke of Normandy had invaded his territories, burning and deftroying all. his villages and lands, as far as Valenciennes, except the fortreiTes. The earl anfwered, that he would have ample amends, and the kingdom of France was fufficiently vextenfive, to make him full fatisfa&ion for all thefe ill deeds ; but, firft of all, he was anxious to go to* wards Thin PEvêque, to the relief of thofe good men, who had fo loyally and fo honourably defended it: he iffued therefore his commiffions, and fent letters of entreaty to his good friend Jacob vóa Artaveld, in Flanders, to the dukes of Gueldresand Juliers, and others in Germany, and went him* felf to Valenciennes with a large body of men at arms, knights, and efquires of his own country. His forces increafed every day; and he fet off with a, grand array of tents, pavilions, and other ordinances and provifions,, and encamped at Nans; upon the fine meadows and plains along the banks of the Scheld. Of the lords of Hainault, there were, fir John of Hainault, the lord d'Anghien, the lord of Verchin, the fenefchal of Hainault, the lord of Antoing, the lord of Barbenfon, the lord of Lens, fir William de Bailleul, the lord of Havereth, governor of Mons, the lord of Montegny, the lord of Barbais, fir Thierry de Walcourt, marfhal of Hainault, the lords of Almede and of Gommegines, the lord of Brifeul, the lord of Roifin, the lord of Trafegmes, the lord of Lalain, the lords of Maftin, Sars, Vargny,


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