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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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on the point of retiring, when the light horfeof the Hainaulters appeared. They attacked them, as they came up, very valiantly, and they were repulfed alfo by thé Ligeois. The conflitt was {harp, and the Hainaulters behaved themfelves well. To fecure a retreat, however, to their banner, the Hainaulters drew towards the bridge, where they were followed by thofe of Liege and Luxembourg, and the engagement was renewed. Sir William de Bailleul was advifed to recrofs the bridge with his banner, for many of his people remained there ; and many a gallant deed was performed, many a capture made, and many a refcue. Sir Vauflart unluckily was not able to gain the paflage of the bridge, fo he got out of the crowd, and faved himfelf the beft way he could, by taking a road he was acquainted with, and hiding himfelf among thorns and quagmires, where he remained a confiderable time. The reft ftill continued the combat; but the Ligeois, and thofe from Luxembourg,.had overthrown fir William de Bailleul. Whilft this was pafling, fir Robert's company, who had been out foraging, returned, and, hearing the noife, came to the bridge. Sir Robert ordered his banner to advance, which was carried by a fqnire called James de Forfines, crying out, ς Moriennes/ The Hainaulters, who were much heated, perceiving the banner of Moriennes, which is quite ftraight, thought it was their own, which they had been ordered to rally under, for there is but very little difference between the two; the fiforienoe 3 arms


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