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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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weather. The French thought they had gained much honour in this bufinefs ; giving for reafon, that they had prevented the city of Tournay from being loft, and feparated the large army which had lain before it and done, nothing, notwithftanding the great preparations that had been made. . The lords of the oppofite party claimed the honour of this affair; becaufe they had remained fo long in the kingdom of France, and befieged one of the beft towns the king had, burning and de* ftroying his country before his eyes, and Jie not fending any fuccour or relief as he ought to have done ; and laftly, becaufe he had contented to a truce with his enemies lying before his city, burning and wafting his kingdom., Thefe lords then fet out from Tournay, and re-. turned to their own country. The king of England went to Ghent; where his queen was, and foon after crofted the fea with all his people, except thofe whom he left to attend the conference at Arras. The earl of Hainault returned to Valenciennes ; and upon that ocGàfion there were great entertainments, and a tournament at Mons in Hainault. Sir Gerard de Verchin, fenefcbal of Hainault, was there,« and tilted at this tournament, in which he was mortally wounded. Hé left behind him a fon, called John, who was afterwards a bbld and hardy knight, though he enjoyed but indifferent health. The king of France diibanded his army, and went to amufe and reffelh himfelf at Lille, where the principal perfqns of Tournay came to fee him. - He


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