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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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and made thenl ©epent they had ever fent fuch * meflage. It is Bf certain faô, that fir Godfrey de Harcourt, who was in the prince's battalion, having been told by {bine of the Englilh, that they had fieen the banner of his brother engaged in the battle againft " him, w?s exceedingly anxipus io fave him; but he w^s too late, for he was left dead on the field, am} fa, \?a6 the earl of Aumarle his nephew. On the other hand, the earls of Aleaçoa and of Flanders were fighting luftiiy under their banners ^ith1 their own people ; but they could not refill the force of the Englilh, and were there flain, as well as many other knights and fquires that were-a#eçdwg on or accompanying them. The fart of Blois, nephew tp the king of France, and tbe duke of Lorraine his brother-iB-law, with their troops, made a gallant defence ; but they were furrou?ded by a troop of Englilh and Welch, and flain m . fpite of their prowefs. The earl of St. Poland the earl of Avperxc were alfo killed/ as well many others. . Late after vefpers, the king of Franée had not more about him than fixty men, every one in-cluded. Sir John of Hainault, who was of the number, had once remounted the king; for his horfe had been killed under him by an arrow : he , faid to the king, c Sir, retreat wbilft you h^ve an opportunity,, and do not expofe yourfelf fo limply : if you have loft this battle, another time you will be the conqueror.' After he had faid this, he took the 1€8


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