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And there dead lay on the field on one side or other A.d. 1421. from four to five hundred, of whom it was hoped only from twenty to thirty were of the Duke of Burgundy's party; and there were some rescues, especially Sir John of Luxembourg, who, when taken, was wounded in the face.
After this battle gained by the Duke of Burgundy, he gave loud thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ, and alighted before the church of Notre Dame in Abbeville, where he made offering and prayer. This done, he went to lodge at the Hotel of the Crown, and his people through the town, every one the best way he could. And you may know well enough that he was not well pleased with those who left and abandoned him, as you have heard above, and had fled to Piquigny for safety, and there was much cause; nor did he ever afterwards hold them of so much account as before, but dismissed them from his house and service, so that they never durst show themselves openly again.
Here is made mention of those who remained this day with thc Duke of Burgundy, and of those 'who left him and, fled. Chapter XVI.1
Now it is right to set forth, in order that others may take example, what lords and noblemen remained that day with the said Duke of Burgundy, to serve and accompany him as good and loyal vassals are bound to do to their natural lord. And first of his captains, indeed the greatest, [were] Sir John of Luxembourg, the Lord of Anthoing, Sir John de Latremouille, the Lord of Jonnelle, the Lord of Jenly, the
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A.D. 1421. Lord of Croy, the Lord of Saveuses, the Lord of Robaix and Sir John his son, the Lord of Aussi,i the Lord of Creveceur, the Lord of Noyelle, called the white knight; the lord of Humbercourt and his two sons, Sir Pierre Quieret, John de Mailly, John de Fosseux, the monk of Renty, Sir David de Brinieu, the Lord of Saint Symou, the Lord of Formensan, Rejmault de Longueval, Aubelet de Folleville, the Bastard oi Coney,9 John de Flavy, Andrew de Thonlongon, Sir Phillibert Andrivet, a Savoyard; Sir Gauvain de la Viesville, Sir Florimont de Brinieu, Sir Maurroy de Saint Legier, Sir Andrew d'Azincourt, the Lord of Commines and his brother Sir Collard, Sir John de Stemuse, Sir John de Hornes, Sir Roland de Utequerque and his son Sir John Ghillain de Hallewin, Sir John Villain and Sir Andrew Villain, Sir Damot de Poix, the Lord of Moiencourt, and several other notable knights and squires of the duke's household.
And against these there were of the Dauphin's party the Lord of Comflams, the Baron de Guiery, the Lord of Mouy, Louis d'Auftemont, Sir Giles de Gamaches and his brother Sir Louis, Pothon de Sainte Treille, Sir Rigaut de Fontaines, Sir Rigaut de Saint Sollier, John de Prosj-, the Marquis of Serre and his brother, Pieron du Luppel, John Rollet, Rigaut d'Asne, Sir Ralph de Gaucourt, Sir Louis de Thienbrone, the Lord of Mommer, Bernard de Saint Martin,3 Gallehault d'Arsi, Sir Sarrazin de Beaufort, Robinet de Verseles and his brother John de Joigny, Yvon du Puis, John de Sommain, Herue and John de Dourdas and some others, attended by five or six hundred warriors, picked men-at-arms, and from three to four hundred archers, warlike men and in good condition, who had come from various garrisons.
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These tidings, which were very pleasing to those A.D. u2 who held to the side of England and the said victorious Duke of Burgundy, were soon spread through the country, and occasioned very great gladness, and with reason; on the contrary it was hard and piteous news to the Dauphin and those of his party; but for the time it behoved them to bear it, for they could have no other; so they carried it off as handsomely as they could. And above all others the King of England was joyous about it, so were all his princes when the news came to them.
Han: the King of England took the town of Dreux, horc with his whole force he pursued the Dauphin to fight him, and how he laid, siege to the town and market of Meaux. Chapter XVII.
Now then, to pursue our subject, in the manner and style that we have commenced above, and continue the deeds of King Henry of England which he performed during his life in the kingdom of France from the time that he entered it and took Harfleur. You have heard not long ago how the said King of England and his army accompanied by Philip, Duke of Burgundy, desired to ride towards Chartres where they expected to find the Dauphin, who had besieged it; but he knowing the fact of their approach, and of the great force they were bringing, departed. And so you have heard how the said king gave the Duke of Burgundy leave to return to his territories in Picardy and Flanders. Then after the said duke separated from the king, whom he left at Mantes, the king with hi3 force took the way towards Dreux, and was always increasing his army, for people came to him daily from Paris, Normandy, and elsewhere.
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but those who were within stipulated with him, promising to place this town in his hands on the twentieth day of August, in ease he was not met in fight by their lord the Dauphin before that day; for the accomplishment of which they gave good hostages. And forasmuch as this Dauphin did not appear they gave up the town to the King of England on that day, and placed it under his axithority; and he put in people of his own in such good numbers that it was well kept for him, and these dauphinists surrendered themselves safe in person and goods; but previously they had promised not to arm themselves against the King of England or those of his party during a year. And there might be at least eight hundred that departed from within. After these had evacuated the town of Dreux, as we have said, and King Henry had put in their place a good large garrison and well supplied it with food, artillery, and all things necessary for them, he departed, and went riding along the river Loire, pursuing the- Dauphin, whom he had a great desire to find with his army, in order to tight with him to avenge the death of the Duke of Clarence his brother, and others of his followers who fell in the discomfiture at Baujd; and in performing this journey he subdued to his authority Baugency-surLoire, with some other fortresses. Then, seeing that the Dauphin did not mean to fight he returned through the country of Beausse, where he one day found in his path fifty or sixty men-at-arms mounted on the finest of coursers, that had many times watched and dogged his army. But suddenly he caused them to be pursued by some of his well mounted men, and they in their flight betook themselves to a castle called Rougemont, in the said country of Beausse.' Here the king besieged and roughly assailed them; so they were all taken with little loss among the English, that is to say, only one man, to avenge whom the king caused A.D. 1421. all the aforesaid companions to be drowned in the river Yonne. From that he went to lay siege to the town of Noue-lc-Roy, which was very soon given up to him by the dauphinists who were within, on condition of getting away with their persons and goods safe; so the king placed in it a good garrison of his own people.
Afterwards at the end of September the king came to quarters at Lagny-sur-Marne, and his men in the neighbouring villages. At this place of Lagny the King of England had constructed the engines and implements necessary for the purposes of siege to take to Meaux-en-Brie; and with all haste he sent his uncle the Duke of Exeter with four thousand combatants to lodge in the suburbs of the said town of Meaux in order that those within might not set it on fire. And after the king had made ready all necessaries according to his wishes in this town of Lagny he set out with his army, in which there were fully 20,000 combatants, and on the sixth day of October encamped quite round the town and market-place of Meaux. Then shortly afterwards he had his camp inclosed with fences and ditches, in order that he might not be surprised by his enemies. And besides he set up several engines against the gates and walls of the said town to beat it down and demolish it, and this work was continued with great diligence.
Within this town and market-place of Meaux there were on behalf of the Dauphin the Bastard of Vaireulz, captain general of the place, and his brother Denis, Pieron du Luppel, Guichard de Sissay, Philip Mallet, Sir Louis Gast, Le Borgue de Camchin, John dAnnay, Tromagon, Bernard, Philip de Gamaches, and others, up to a thousand fighting men, chosen and experienced in arms, not reckoning the burgesses and common people. So they began valiantly to resist the assaults