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
as did thofe of the town; and, after having well
examined the 'purveyances which were there, as
well of artillery as of provifion, they ordered great
quantities of corn, oats, and other articles of food,
to be brought intp it from the country round about,
fo that the city was in a good ftate to hold out for
a long time-
To return to the king of England, who, when
the time for being before Tournay approached,
and the corn was nearly ripe, fet out from Ghent,
accompanied by feven earls from his own country,
two prelates, twenty-eight bannerets, two hundred
knights, four thoufand men at arms, and nine
thoufand archers, without counting the foot foldiers.
He paffed through the town of Oudenarde, croffed
the Scheld, and encamped before Tournay, near
St. Martin's gate, on the road to Lille and Douay.
Soon after came his coufin, the duke of Brabant,
with upwards of twenty thoufand men, knights and
efquires, and, the companies from the different
towns. The Brabanters were encamped at Pon
taries upon the Scheid (a dépendance of the abbey
of St. Nicholas,) as you return from the fields by
the gate Valentinois.
The earl of Hainault came with the fine cavalry 'of his country, with many Dutchmen and Zea
landers, who attended upon his perfon as their lord.
The earl was encamped between the king of Eng
land and the duke of Brabant.
Jacob von Artaveld came next with more than
forty thoufand Flemings, not reckoning thofe from
Ypres-Poperingue, Caffel, and Bruges, who were