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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 332



ordered to another part, as you will hear prefently. He was quartered near the gate St. Fontaine, on both fides of the Scheld, over which they had. thrown a bridge of boats, thatthey might have free intercourfe. The duke of Gueldres, the earl of Juliers, the marquis of Blankenberg; the marquis of Nuys, the earl of Mons, ihe eârl of Savines,.the lord of Fanquemont, fir Arnold de Bacqueghen, and all the, Germans, were ftationed on the fide towards Hainault; fo that the city of Tpurnay was very completely furrounded. Each divifion of the army had open communication with the other, and no one could enter or come out of the city without perjniffion, or without being fçen. CHAP. LTIL THE EARL OP HAINAULT DESTROYS THE TOWNS OF SECLIN AND ORCHIES. nPHIS fiege of Tournay lafted a long time. The army that lay before it was plentifully and cheaply fupplied with all forts of provifions, for they were brought to them from all the neighbouring Countries. Many gallant a&ions were performed ;. for the earl pf Hainault, who was very bold and entërprifing, took this war to heart, refle&ing as he did that his country had fuffered fo much.at its commencement, arçd headed every excurfion. He fet out one morning very early ifrora the camp with five hundred telles, and palling below Lille, burnt the good town


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