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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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the reft, ,who cried to him, ' Sir knight, turn about : you ought to be afbamed thus to fly/ • Upon this, fir Edward halted, and the Englilhman attacked him, thinking to fix his lance in his target ; but be failed, for fir Edward turned the ftroke aiide, never-ttielefs he did not mifs his ownwith his fpear he hit his enemy fo violent a blow on the helmet, that he was ftunned and fell to the ground, where be remained fenfelefo. Sir Edward difmounted, and, placing his îapee on his breaft, told him that he would certainly kill him, if he did not furrender himfelf hk prifoner, refcued or not. The Englilhman furrendered, and went with fir Edward, who afterward ranfomed him, II iiappened that, in the midft of the general purfuit, a fquire from Picardy, natned John de Helennes, had quitted the king's divifion, and, meeting his page with a frefli horfe, had mounted him, and made off as faft as he could, ' At thai time, there was near to him the lord of Berkeley, a young knight, who, for the firft time, had that day difplayed his banner : he immediately fet out ill purfuit of hita. When the lord of Berkeley had followed him for feme little time, John de Helennes turned about, put his fword under his arm in the manner of % lance, and thus advanced upon the lord Berkeley, who taking his fword by the handle, flourMhed it, and lifted up his arm in order to ftrike the fquire as he paffed. John de Helennes, feeing the intended ftroke, avoided it, but did not mifs his own ; for as 333


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