Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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

DOWNLOAD THE FULL BOOK

DOWNLOAD THE ONLY FULL EDITIONS of

Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

 
 
 
  Previousall pages

Next  

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 324



fighting/ , Thofe who heard him replied ; '.Sir,, through God's afliftanée, we will moft cheerfully meet them/ . At this inftant the three knights returned, and pufhing through thé crowd, qawe to tbe king, who alked what news they had brought : fir Euftace de Kibeaumont, whom his companions had requeued! to be their fpokefman, anfwered ; ' Sir, we havp obferved accurately the Englilh : they may amount^ according to our eftimate, to about two thoufand men at arras, four thoufand archers, and fifteen, hundred footmen.. They are in a very ftropg; pofition ; but we do not imagine they can make more than one battalion : neverthelefs, they have polled themfelves with great judgment, havefortified all the road along the hedge-fide, and lined the hedges -with part of their archers ; for,, as that is the only road for an attack, one muft pafs through the midft; of them. This lane bas no other entry ; and. it is fo narrow, that fcarcely can four men ride through it abreaft. At the end of this lane, amidft vines and thorns, where it is impoflfible to ride or march in any regular order, are polled the men at arms qp foot ; and they have drawn up before them their archers, in the manner of a harrow, fo that it will • be no eafy matter to defeat them/ ' % The king alked, in what manner they would ad-vife him to attack them : ' Sir/ replied fir Euftace, f on foot : except three hundred of the moft expert and boldeft of your army, who muft be well armed and excellently mounted, in order to break, if poffible, this body of archers ; and then your bat- X & • talions


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.
 
              Яндекс.Метрика