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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 336



Sal-mans attached to the French irrtereft were drawn up in one battalion on horfebaek, and remained fo/ to affift the marfhals. Sir Eufiace d'Ambreticourt, being mounted, placed • his lance in its reft, arid, fixing hi& fhield, ftuck fpurs into his horfe, and gallopped up tô this battalion/ A German knight, called lord Lewis von Cottcibras (who fcore for arms five rofes, gules, on a; ftield argent, 'while thofe of fir Euftace were ermine, three humets* in pale gules), perceiving fir Etiftace quit his armv, left his battalion that was under ttie commatfd of earl John of Naflau, and made up to him : the fliock of their meeting was fo violent, that they both fell to the ground. The German' was wounded in the fhoulder, fo that he could not rife again fo nimbly as fir Euftace, who, when, upon his legs, after he had taken breath, was battening to the knight that lay on the ground ; but five German men at arms came upon him, ftruck him down, and made him prifoner. They led him fo thofe that were attached to the earl of Naflau, who did not pay much attention to him, nor do I know if they made him fwear hirafelf their prifoner ; but they tied him to a car with fome of their harnefs. The engagement now began on both fides; ^tnd the battalion of the marfhals was advancing before thofe who were intended to break the battalion of the archers, and had entered the lane where the hedges on both fides were lined by the archers ; who, as foon as they faw them fairly entered, began Shooting with their bows in fuch an excellent mm* ner, from each fide of the hedge, that the horfes, Vof II. Y ' • ' fmarting


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