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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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palities, there were flain, this Sunday morning, four times as many as in the battle of the Saturday. ' CHAP. CXXX. TUB ENGLISH NUMBER THE DEAD SLAIX AT THE BATTLE OF CREGY, ^HIS detachment, which had been fent to look after the French, returned as the king wtas coming from mafs, and related to him all that they had feen and met with. . After he had been aflured by them that there was not any appearance of the French collecting another army, he fent to have the numbers and condition of the dead examined. He ordered on this bufinefs, lord Reginald Cob-ham, lord Stafford, and three heralds to examine their arms*, and two fecretariesto write down all the names. They took much pains to examine all the dead, and were the whole day in the field of battle, not returning but juft as the king was fitting down to fupper. They made to him a very circumflantial report of all they had obferved, and faid, they had found eighty banners, the bodies of eleven princes, twelve hundred knights, and about thirty thoufand^ common men. The Englilh halted there that day, and on the Monday morning prepared to march off. The king * In thofe days, knights, or perfoos of note, wore over their armour a furcoat, having their arms blazoned upon it This may he feen in any old paintings of that age. ordered 172


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