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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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faw their banners difplayed, but there was a hedge of archers before him. He had that day made a prefent of a handfome black borfe to fir John of Hainault, who had mounted on it a knight of his, called fir John de Fuffelles, that bore his banner : which horfe ran off with him, and forced his way through the Englifh army, and, when about to return, Humbled and fell into a ditch, and feverely wounded him : he would have been dead, if his page had not followed bim round the battalions, and found him unable to rife : he had not, however, any other hindrance than from his horfe ; for the Englifh did not quit the rauks th^tt day to make prifoners, s The page alighted, and raifcd him up ; but he did not return the way he came, as he would have found it diffi* cult from the crowd. This battle, which was fought on the Saturday between la Broyes* and Crecy, was very murder-ous and cruel ; and many gallant deeds of arms were performed, that were never known. • Towards evening, many knights and fquires of the French had loft their matters ; they wandered up and down the plain, attacking the Englifh in fmall parties : they were foon deftroyed ; for the Englifh bad determined that day to give nq quarter, or hear of ranfôm from any one. Early in the day, fome JFrench, Germans, and Savoyards had broken through the archers of the prince's battalion, and had engaged with the men * A village in Picardy, eleftion of Moodidier. at 166 i


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