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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.2

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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.2
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fited, that they can never rally again.' The knigittr prefent replied, that they would all do as he h ai propofed. Each went to his horfe, re-girChed him,, and tightened his armour : they ordered their . pages, fervants and baggage to remain where they were. They advanced in filence, by the fide of tta\ wqpd, until they came to the other end, where the French array was encamped in a wide valley, near a fuïall river : they then difplayed their banners and pennons, and "(licking fpurs into their horfes, dafhed into the mid ft of the French and Gafcon forces, who were quite confounded and unpre-pared for this attack, as they were bufy about their fuppers, many having fet down to table. The Englilh were well prepared to a6l, and cry* ing, c Derby, Derby for ever !' they cut down tents and pavilions, and flew, and wounded all that, came in their way. The French did not know where to turn* fo much were they furprifed ; and when they got into the plains, if there were any large body of tjiem, the archers and crofs bowmen made fuch good ufe ojf their weapons, that they were flain or difperfed. The count de Lifle was taken, in his tent, badly wounded; the earl of Perigord in his pavilion, and plfo fir Charles his uncle : the lord of Duras was killed, and fo was fir Aymery de Poitiers ; but his brother, the earl of Valentinois, was made prifoner. Every one took to his heels a$ faft as he could ; but the earl of Comminges, the earls of Carmain, Viliemur and Bruniguel, the lords de la Barde and de 72


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