The Ancient Chronicles of Sir John Froissart, of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, and Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries Volume 2

The Ancient Chronicles of Sir John Froissart, of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, and Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...so he did. The van guard sent ten men of arms to approach Peronne, as Thierry of Soumain, the bastard IJelawar, Huguelin de Calverly, and Hopkin Have, mounted on good horses: and so they rode to the barriers of the town; and within, with the seneschal of Hainault, were fifty spearmen; and he caused the barriers to be opened, and thought to have taken those four, and so pursued them; and they fled towards the ambuscade; and when those in ambush saw the enemy pursue their company, they issued out, but it was rather too soon; for when the seneschal and his company saw that great number against them, they turned and fled, and the English followed with the utmost speed; the French luckily found the barriers open; but they were so closely pursued, that many of them were taken prisoners, as Sir Richard of Marquilles, Sir Lois of Vertaing, Honard of Honardery, Vitall of St. Hillary, and ten other men of arms, and the others saved themselves. And when the English knew that the seneschal, the lord of Hamireth, the lord of Clery, and twenty other knights, had escaped, they were sorry, and said If we had taken them they should have paid full forty thousand franks; so they returned to the host, and there was no more done that day. The host tarried three days at Clery and thereabout, and on the fourth day they went to the abbey of Vaucelle, three leagues from Cambray, and the next day towards St. Quinten. The same day thirty spearmen from the company of tho, duke of Burgundy rode from Anas to St. Quinten; and Sir Thomas Trivet, Sir Evan Fitzwarren, the lord of Vertaing, and many other English, men, being before with their foragers, as they would have taken their lodging, met and fought these troops; but those of Burgundy were soon dispersed and fled, saving...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578120
  • 9781236578129