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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.11

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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.11
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CHAP. XXXVIII. «THE COUNTS OP HAINAULT AND OP OSTRE.- VANT RAISE A LARGE A ft M Y OF MEN AT •* ARMS, KNIGHTS AND SQUIRES, TO INVADE FRIESLAND. THE KING OF FRANCE SENDS • THEM ASSISTANCE, UNDER THE COMMAND OF COUNT WALERAN DE ST. POL AND THE LORD CHARLES D'ALBRET. YOU have .before heard the great defire duke • Albert of Bavaria and his fon William count d'Oftrevant had to invade Friefland, and to em-ploy their arms in the conq.ueft of it. The knights and fquires of Hainault, Holland and Zealand, were willing to fécond them, becaufe they thought it, was their lawful inheritance. To gain affift-ance, the count d'Oftrevant had fent one of his fquires, a renowned man at arms, called Fiera-bras de Vertain, to England, where he had been fuccefsful : king Richard, out of affeétion to his coufin, had fent him fpme men at arms, and two hundred archers, under the command of three Englifh lords ; one was named Cbrnewall, ano-ther Colleville, but the name of the third, who was a fquire, I have forgotten. It was told me, and likcwife that he was a gallant man at arms, and had been long ufed to war : a fhort time before, he had in a riot had his chin cut off, which 45$


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