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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
page 177



bows, others flung them on the ground, pud. all turned about, and retreated, quite difcomfited. The French had a large body of men at arms on horfe-back, richly dreffed, to fupport the Genoefe. The king of France, feeing them thus fall back, cried out, € Kill me thofe fcoundrels ; for they Hop up our road, without any reafon/ You would then have feen the above-mentioned men at arms lay about them, killing all they could of thefe run-aways. The Englilh continued fliooting as vigoroully and quickly as before; fome' of their arrows fell among the horfemen, who were furaptuoufly equipped, and, killing and wounding many, made them caper and fall among the Genoefe, fo that they were in fiich confufison they could never rally again. In the Englilh army there were fome Coroifh and Welchmen on foot, who had armed themfelves with large • knives : thefe, advancing through the ranks of the men at arms and archers, who made way for them, came upon the French when they were in this danger, and, falling upon earls, barons, knights and fquires, flew many, at which the king of Eng-land was afterwards much exafperated. The valiant king of Bohemia was flain there. He was called Charles of Luxembourg; for he was the fon of the gallant king and emperor, Henry of Luxembourg : having heard the. order of the bat-tle, he inquired where his fon, the lord Charles, was : his attendants anfwered, that they did not know, but believed he was fighting. The king faid to thém; ' Gentlemen, you are all my people,, my 3 friends 164


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