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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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could pacify both parties: but the French tpld him jto return where he pleafed, and got attempt bring-ing them any more treaties or pacifications/ elfe worfe might betide him. When the cardinal faw that he laboured in vain, he took leave of the king of France, and fet out to-ward the prince of Wales, to whom he faid ; ' Fair fon, exert yourfelf as much as poffible, for. there muft be a battle ; I cannot by any means pacify the king of France/ The prince replied, € that fuch vfere the intentions of him and his army : and God defend the right/ The cardinal then took leave of him, and returned to Poitiers. In his company, there were fome knights and men at arms more inclined to the French than to the Englifh, who, when they faw that a battle was unavoidable, ftole away from their mafter, and, joining the French forces, chofe for their leader the cafiellan of Ampofta*, who at that time was attached to the cardinal. ' The cardinal knew nothing of this/until he was arrived at Poitiers. The arrangement of the prince's array, in refpeft to the battalions, was exaftly the fame as what the three knights before named had related to the king of France, except that at this time he had ordered foifre valiant and intelligent knights to remain on horfeback, limilar to the battalion of the French marfhals, and had alfo commanded three hundred * Among the cortes of Spam was the cafiellan of Ampofta. men 316


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