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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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took as .many with him as he' could, to help and affift his iarmy. None dared to refufe him, for fear of their perfons. When he was arrived at Arras, He ordered his tents to be pitched^ and placed hU army round the town and fuburbs. • Thofe òf the town made a fliew of defending themfelves.: their governor wasfir Henry de Spinefort,, whom they much loved for his prowefs and loyalty. He one day made a folly, with two hundred men,1 before the dawn, upon the enemy's camp, cutting down tents, and killing fome few. Upon which; the 'army cried out, 't o arms,* and made ready ibr. their defence: thofe who were upon' guard, hearing thefe cries, and the ftir, advanced to ths place, and met thofe of the town returning !}me. An attack, commenced, which'was boldly fought on both fides.; when the army had .armed themfelves, they advanced to the fupport of the guard ; which the town's people feeing, loft courage, and ran away as faft as they could, bitf many re* mained on the field, killed and prifoners. Among the îaïï was fir Henry de Spinefort, who being brought to the eaVl of Mòritfort, he determined to lend him tò the-inhabitant* òf the town, to demand rheïf-fiSrreàderV orbe Would hang the knight before thé gfâfes i 'îdrJ lib Had heard how very much he ^MôvÀlbythërii. Upon this demand the commonalty had a long éôrifulftttia&v "Tfcèy loved fir Henry much, and gffetìy:cOmpalliònkté#hirri : they had alfo made but lëtffcàhtf iprovifión for enduring a long fiege, foiba* they foed to accept the terms offered ; but % the


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