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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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mained m the field of battle in arms agaidft hîttij which was not very becoming nor a fit deed for churchmen to do, as they, under pretext of doing good and eftablilhing peace, pafs from one army to the other, they ought not therefore to take up arms on either fide. Thefe, howefver; had done fo, at which the princerwas much engaged, and for this had fent the cardinal his nephew fir Robert de Duras, and was defirous of linking off the head of the c aft el lan of Ampofta, who had been made prifoner,. notwithftanding he belonged io the cardinal ; but fir John Chandos faid, € My lord, do not think of fuch things at this moment, when you muft look to others of the greateft importance : perhaps the cardinal may excufe himfelf fo well, that you will he convinced he was not to blame/ ' • The prince, upon this, charged the divifion of the duke of Athens, and very fharp the encounter was, fo that many were beaten down. - The French, who fought in large bodies, cried out, f Moatjôye St. Dennis!' and the Engliih anfweted them with, € St. George for Guienne !' • • * The prince next met the battalion'of Germans, under the command of the earl of Saltzburg, the earl of Naflau, and. the earl of Nejdo; but they; were foon overthrown, and put to flight. The ' Engliih archers fhot io well, that none dared to come within reach of their arrows, and they put to death many who • could not ranfom themfelves. * The three aboire-naaied earls were flain there, as well as many other knights and fquires attached to Y 3 them.


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