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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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lit amounting, is the whole, to about eight hundred •men at arms, and twelve hundred"archer?. The third battalion was commanded by the king, and w*s compofed of about feven hundred men at armfc, and two thouiand archers. The king then mounted a fmall palfry, having a white wand in his hand, and attended by his tw# ' mar&als on each fide of him : he rode a foot's pace through al| the ranks, encouraging and intreating the army, that they would guard his honor and defend his right. He fpoke this fo fweetly, and with fuch a cheerful countenance, that all who had been difpiiited were dire&ly comforted by feeing and hearing him. When he had thus vifited all the battalions, it was near ten o'clock : he retired to his own divi-Son, and ordered them all to eat heartily, and drink a glafs after. They eat and drank at their eafe; and, having packed up pots, barrels, &c. m the cart*, they returned to their battalions, accord* ilig to the marihals' orders, and feated themfelves on the ground, placing their helmets and bows be* fore them, that they might be the frefher what their enemies fhould arrive. CHAP. CXX¥IL THE OBMR OF THE FRENCH Aft MY AT CRECY. ^HAT fame Saturday, the kkgof France rofefa-times, and heard mafs in the monafiery of SL Peter's in Abbeville, where he was lodged : having " ordered


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