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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 329



si* . • cite the t#o partie** But the king would not lifter? to any other terms than that four principal perfons of. the Englilh Ihould be given up to his will, and that the prince and hi* army Ihould unconditionally furrendel themfelves. Many propofals were made ; the prince offered to furrender to the king of France all the towns and cailles which he had conquered in this expedition; to give up, without ranfom, all hi* prifoners, and to fwear he would not for feven years take up arms againft the king of France. The king and his council refufed to accept of this, and the affair remained fome time in fdfyenfe ; at laft, they declared that, if the prince of Wales and one hundred of his knights did not furrender themfelvea prifoners to the king of France, he, would not allow them to pafs on without an engagement. The prince and his army diftlained accepting of fuch conditions. Wfailft the cardinal w*s riding from one army to the other, endeavouring to makepeace, ibme knight! of either party rode forth, fkifting their enemy's ffcrmy, to examine its difpoiition. . It chanced, on that day, that fir John Chandos had rode out near one of the wings of the French atmy, and lord John de Clermont, one of the king's marihals, had done the fame, to view the Englilh. As each knight Was returning to his quarters, they met i they botl* ' bad the fame device upon the fur-coats which thej* wore over their other clothes; it was a Virgin Mary embroidered on a field azure, or, encompafled with the rays of the fun argent. On feeing this, lord Clermont faid; f Chandos,, how long is it ftnee yon have


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