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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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at arms ; upon which the fécond battalion came te his aid, » and it was time, for otherwife he would have been hard preffed. The firft divifion, feeing the danger they were in, fent a knight* in great hafte to the king of England, who was polled upon an eminence, near a windmill. On the knight's arrival, he faid, c Sir, the earl of Warwick, the lord Stafford, the lord Reginald Cobham, and the others who are about your fon are vigoroufly at-tacked by the French ; and they intreat that you would come to their affiftance with your battalion, for, if their numbers fhould increafe, they fear he will have too much to do/ The king replied : ' Is my fon dead, unhorfed, or fo badly wounded that he cannot fupport him-felf?' € Nothing of the sort, thank God/ rejoined the knight ; c but he is in fo hot an engagement that he has great need of your help/ The king anfwered, ' Now, fir Thomas, return back to thofe that fent you, and tell them from me, not to fend again for me this day, or expeét that I fhall come, let what will happen, as long as my fon has life; and fay, that I command them to let the boy win his fpurs ; for I am determined, if it pleafe God, . that all the glory and honor of this day fhall be given to him, and to thofe into whofe care I have intrufted him/ The knight returned to his lords, and related the king's anfwer, which mightily encouraged them, * Sir Thomas Norwich. MSS. M 4 • and 167


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