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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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wick, the archbifhop of Canterbury and the lord Roos. Each battalion had its juft proportion of men at arms and archers, as was expedient. The queen now advanced 'among ' them, and entreated them to do their duty well, in defending the honor of their lord and king, and urged them, for the love of God, to fight manfully. They. promifed her that they would acquit themfelve^loyally, to the uttnoft of their power, and perhaps better than if the king had been there in perfon. The queen then took her leave, and recommended them to the pro-teéiion of God and St. George. The two armies were foon after in motion, and the archers on each fide began to flioot ; but thofe of the Scots did not long contiuue it, whilfl the Eng-lilh fhot inceffantly. When the battalions were got into clofe combat, the engagement was fharp, and well fought* The battle began about nine o'clock, and lafted until noon. The Scots had very hard and ftiarp axes*, with which they dealt deadly blows ; but at laft the Englilh gained the field, though iteoft them dear by the lofs of their men, On the part of the Scots, there fell in the field, the earl of Sys, the earl* Doftre, the earl Patrisf, the earl of FurlantJ, the earl Daftredure, the earl of Mar, the earl John Douglas§, fir Alexander Ramfay, who bore the * Q. Ldchaber axes. t Probably Patrick earl of Dunbar. î Q. Sutherland. § No earl Douglas at that period. • king's Ï89"


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