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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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de la Taride, with others, who were quartered on the oppofite fide of the caftle, difplayed their ban-* « ners, and, having drawn up their men, marched for the plain 4 the Englilh, however, who had already defeated the largeft body of the army, fell upon them moft vigoroully. In this engagement, many gallant deeds-of arms were performed, many captures made, and many refcues, As fôon as fir Frank van Halle and fir John Lendal, who were in Aiiberoche, heard the noife, and perceived the banners and pennons of their friends, they haftened to arm themfelves, and all thofe that were with them ;' when, mounting their horfes, they fallied out of the fortrefs, made for the plain, and dalhed into the tbickeft of the combat, to the great encouragement of the Englilh. Why Ihould I make a long ftory of it? All thofe who were of the count de Lille's party were dif-comfited, and almoft all taken prifoners, or flam. Scarcely any would have efcaped, if night had .not clofed fo foon. Nine earls and vifoeunts were made prifoners, and fo many barons, knights and fquires, that there was not a man at arms among the Eng-lilh, that had not for his ftiare two or three. - This battle beforéutaberoche was fought on the eve of St. Laurence's day, in the year 1344. The Englilh treated their prifoners like friends : they received many upon their promifes •» furrend^É themfelves by a certain day at Bourdeaux, or l^r gerac. The£nglith retired into Auberoch^r the earl of Derby entertained atfupper ihm^ part of the prifoners, saris, vifcounts,Jr " • .4 # JT 73


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