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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
page 253



- ?m ttiH^ Jotfa' êt FfMiœ tmie Mm tîie ofttf at knighting Min, aod marrying Mm veryrtehty, if h* would , Beaumanojr chofe nine knights mi twenty-one fquifes : thé firit were the lord de Tinteuiac, ùuy de Rocfïefort, Yves Charrue!,' Robin Râgucnel, Hnonde St. Y von, Caro dé Bodegat, Olivier' Afiei, Geo&y du Buis, John RoufleJet, &c. Btmbro could not fikid a fufficknt number of Engiiih la tys garrifén j there were but twenty, the remainder were Germans and Bretons. Among them were, fir Robert Knolles, Croquait» Hervé de Lexualen, John Plefanton, Richard and Hugh le Gail-Iart, Jannequin Taillart, ReiFetbrt, Richard de la Laude, Thome-. 3m Biîîefort, Hugh Calverly, Robinet Melipais, Yfrai or Ifaonai, John RufFeîf Dagoiiie, and a ibidier, named Hulbitce, df a very large lîze, and of great ftrength, &c. Bembro firft entered the Ifield of battle, and draw up his troop. Beaumanoir did the fame* Each made a fhoit hamngue to bis men, exhorting them to fupport their own honor and that of their nation. Bembro added, there was an old prophecy of Media, which promifed vi&oty to the Engliih. As they were on the point of engaging, Bembro made a iign to Beaumanoir he wi&ed to fpeak to him, and feprefeuted he had engaged in this matter rather imprudently ; for fuch combats ought firit to have had the permifllon of their refpe&ive princes. Beaumanoir replied, he had been fomewhai late in difcovering this ; and the nobility of Brittany would not return without having proved by battle who had the faired miftreffes. The iîgnal was given for the attack. Their aims were not fimiiar; for each was to , choofe fuch as he liked. Biilefort fought with a mallet 25lbs. weight, and others with what arms they chofe. Thé advan-tage, at firfi, was for the Engliih ; as the Bretons had lofV'five ,of their men. Beaumanoir exhorted them not to mind this, as they Hopped to take breath ; when, each party having had fome refreshments, the combat was renewed. Bembro was kiUed. On.feeing this, Croquart cried out; « Companions, don't let us • think • 3


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