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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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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 ordered


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