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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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motion by the exhortations of fir Vaùfiart de la Croix, who told them he knew all the country, well, and he could lead them to a part of the French army which they would be fure* of conquering. About one hundred and twenty of them, knights and fquires, fet out one day, through love to each other, to do fome deeds of arms, and advanced towards Pont à Treflin. They made the" lord of Bailleul (heir captain, and it was under his banner that they were to enlift. - That fame morning, fome of the Ligeois made alfo an excurfion, under the command of fir Robert de Bailleul, biother-german to the above-mentioned fir William de Bailleul, for he had made a promife to do this to the biihop of Liege, and was bound to execute it with his whole company. The Ligeois had pafled Pont à Treflin,. were foraging for their horfes, and looking out to fee if they could find any chance to profit by. / : The Hainaulters had rode on, and pafled the bridge,. without meeting with ^ny one ; for there was fuch a fog that they could not diftinguifh any thing at the diftance of a lance's length. When all had pafled the bridge, they ordered fir William de Bailleul, and his banner, to remain there, and fir Vauflart de la Croix, fir Raflet de Monceaux, and fir John de Verchin, to advance as far as the quarters of the king of Bohemia, and biihop of Liege, which were near the bridge, and to attack them. . · The lord of Rodemach had had the" guard that pîght of the army of the king of Bohemia, and was 0^3 on


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