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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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ants; in order to p»fe forward to Romorantin, They paffed through the ambufcade of the French without moleftation ; hut, the moment they were .clear of it, the French, who were mounted on exr cellent and well-dreffed horfes, iluck fpurs into them, to overtake them. The Engliih, who had got far forward, hearing the found of horfes* feet, turned round and found it was the enemy. They immediately halted, to wait for the French, who advanced on a gallop, fully determined what to do, with their lances in their refts. The Engliih, fee-ing them thus charge full fpeed, opened on each fidf and let them pafs through, fo that no more than five or fix were unhorfed : they then clofed their ranks, and fell upon the rear of the French. This engagement was very fharp : many knights and fguires were unhorfed, railed up again and refcued on both fides. It lafted a long time ; • and no one could tell, fo valiantly was it difputed, to which fide victory would incline, when the battalion of the marflials appeared in fight. The French firft noticed it, as it marched, flrirting along a wood, and • immediately thought of faving themfelves as faft as they could, taking the road to Romorantin. The JSnglilh followed on full gallop, overthrowing all they could, without fparing themfelves or their horfes. The laughter was great, and many were killed and unhorfed. One half of them, however, got fafe into the caftle of Romorantin, wbofe gates wejre opened to receive them. There the three barons faved themfelves, as well as fome knights an4 fquireç who we the heft mounted. The town m


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