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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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tbemf In'the confufieo/ftr Euilace d'Ambretieoiut was refçued by his own men, who remounted him: he afterwards performed many gallant deeds of arms, and made good captures that day. . When the battalion of the duke of Normandy faw the prince advancing fo quick upon them, they bethought themfelves how to efcape. ' The-fons of the king, the duke of Normandy, the earl of Poi-tiers, and the eiarl of Touraine^ who were very young, too eafily believed what thpfe under whofe management they were placed faid to them : how-ever, the lord Guifcard d'Angle anc} fir John de Saii\tré, who were near the earl of Poitiers, would not fly, but ruihed into the tbickeft of the combat. The three fona of the king, according to the advice given them,.gallppped away, with upwards of eight hundred lances who had never, been near the enemy, and took the road to Chauvigny. , Wbert the lord John de Lmêm, who, with the lord Tbmbaldde Bodenay.and the lord «f St. Ve-nant,, w#re the^guardians of the duke of Normandy, had fled with him a good league,, they took leave of him, and hefought thé lord, of St. Venant not to quit him until they were âlLafcrived at aplace of fffety; fpiy bf -doiàg thus, ha w**uld acquire more hoaor th^n jjf he were:,to remain on the field of battfo On their tfctufDy thfej joaet the divkfion of tkç duke çjf Orleans qukje whik and unhurt, who had fled frpn* :|ehi^d the rear of the king's bat-talion. ,Tr4ue it i$, there were many good knights and fqjfi^ jip^pg 1!*», ^ho;*AotwiAfiaading the .... I'I • I * flight


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