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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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The Frieilanders, noticing the movements of their enemies, failed forth, to the amount of about fix thoufand, and mounted the dykes of fee if they could any way prevent their landing. Among the Frieilanders, there was a fort of mad woman drefled in blue cloth, who, quitting her country-men, rufhed forward towards the Hainaultcrs and Hollanders, making ready for battle. When fhe had approached the army within bow-fhot, fhe turned her back, and, raifing up her petticoats and fhifc, fhewed her bare rump to all who wifhed to fee it, bawling out fome words in her own lan-guage, which meant, * Take this for your wel-, come.' Thofe on fhip-board, feeing the wicked-nefs of this woman* let fly fuch a fhower of arrows and bolts that her legs and thighs were larded with them ; for it feemed a fhower of fnow, fo • many were the arrows fhot at her. Several leaped into the water, and, purfuing this wretched woman "with drawn fwords, foon overtook her, and cut her into a thoufand pieces. In the mean time, the debarkation was taking effeâ: ; and the Hain j ankers marched to the enemy, who received them courageoufly, with long pikes, and ftaves fhod with iron, and repulfed them vigoroufly.' The landing was ftrongly coptefted, and numbers were killed and wounded ; but from the advantages' of their bows and crofs-bows, and by their fuperior mode of lighting, the Hainaultcrs gained the dyke, and remained viftors on the field at this firft attack, « T 2 When 275


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