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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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tliey palTed each other, by a blow * on the arm he make lord Berkeley's fword fall to the ground.* When the knight found that he had loft his fwçrd, and that the fquirevhad his, he difmounted, and made for the place where his fword lay : but he could not get there before the fquire gave him a violent thruft which palled through both his thighs, fo that, not being able to help himfelf, he fell to the ground. John upon this difmounted, and* feizing the fword of the knight, advanced qp to Mm and alked him if he were willing to furrender. The knight required his rjrçme: • I am called John de Helennes/ faid he, ' what is your name ?* ' In truth,, companion/ replied the knight, my name hi? Thomas, and I am lord of Berkeley, a very handlbme caftle fituated on the river Severn, on the borders of Wales.- € Lord of Berkeley/ Me the fquire, 1 you - lhall be my prifoner : I will plaCe you in fâfety, and take care; you are healed, for you appear to me to be badly wounded/ The knigbt anfwered, € I furrender myfelf. willingly, Ibr you have loyally conquered me/ He gave him his word that he would be his prifoner, refcued or not John then drew his fword out of the knight's thigh* spd the wounds ^remained open ; iu£ he hound them up tightly, and, placing him on his horfe, led him a foot-pacé to Chatelherault. He continued there, out of friendfliip to ht», for fifteen days, and had medicines adkniniftered to him. When the knight was a little Recovered, he had him placed in a litter, and condu&ed him fafe to his houfe in Picardy ; where be remained more than 334 • .


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