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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
page 319



Vargny, Beaurfeu, and many others, who encamped themfelves near to the earl, their lord. Soon after the earl of Namur arrived, handfomely attended by two hundred lances, and polled him* jfelf upon the river Scheld, adjoining the army of the earl. The duke of Brabant came next with fix hundred, lances ; and then the duke of Gueldres, the earl of Mons, the lord of Fauquemoht, fir Arnold of Bacqueghen, and many other lords and men at arms from Germany and Weftphalia, who encamped themfelves upon the river Scheld near each other, and pppofite to the French. They were plentifully fupplied with provifion from H^inault, and from the adjacent countries. When thefe lords had thus encamped themfelves upon the Scheld between Nans and Illois, as we have juft related, the duke of Normandy, who was òn the oppofite bank, and with him a great number of other gallant men at arms, fent to inform the king of France, his father, that the army of the earl was encreafing every day. The king, who tfas at that time at Peronne, in the Vermandois, where he had been for fix weeks with a great many nobles, Mued out his fpecial orders for raifing a large body of men, and fent upwards of twelve hundred good lances to the army of his fon, and foon after followed himfelfy as a fimple foldier, for he could not enter the empire with the command of an army without breaking his oath, which made him aft thus. The duke was appointed chief of this enterprifç j nçver r


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