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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 413



the lords and others of the army had quitted their tents, and were come to the aflault, ihe immediately defcended, mounted her horfe, armed as flie was, colleôed three hundred horfemen, fallied out at their head by another gate that was not attacked, and, galloping up to the tents of her enemies, cut them down, and fet them on fire, without any lofs,, for there were only fervants and boys, who fled upon her approach. As foon as the French faw their camp on fire, and heard the cries, they immediately haftened thither, bawling out, ς Treafon! treafon!' fo that none remained at the affault. The countefs, feeing this, got her men together, and, finding that ihe could not re-enter Hennebon without great riik, took another road, leading to the caftle of Breft, which is fituated near. The lord Lewis of Spam, who was marflial of the army, had gone to his tents, which were onfire; and, feefng the countefs and her company galloping off as faft as they-could, he immediatelypurfued them with a large body of men* at arms. He gained fo faft upon them, that he came up with them, and wounded or flew all that were not well mounted ; but the countefs, and part of her company, made fuch fpeed that they arrived at the* caftle of Breft, where they were received with great joy. On the morrow, the lords of France, who had loft their tents and provifions, took council, if they ihould not make huts of the branches and leaves of trees near to the town, and were thunderftruck when


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