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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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83Bi • fufFer none to enter : upon which account, there was great butchery on the caufeway, before the gate, where fuch numbers were killed or wounded, that feveral furrendered themfelves the moment they fpied an Englilhman ; and there were many Englilh archers who had four, five, or fix prifoners. The lord of Pons, a powerful baron in Poitou, was flain there, as were feveral other knights and fquires. The vifeount de Rochechouart, the lords de Partenay and de Saintonge, the lord of Mon-tendre, were taken prifoners ; as was the lord John de Saintré, but fo beaten that he never afterward recovered his health ; he was looked upon as the moft accompliihed knight in France. The lord Ciuifcard d'Angle was left for flain among the dead : be had fought well that day. The lord de Chargny, who was near the king, combated bravely during the whole engagement : be was always in the crowd, becaufe he carried the kingV fovereign banner : his own alfo was dif-played in the field, with his arms, which were three efcutcheons argent on a field gules. 1 The Engliih and Gafcons poured fo faft upon the king's divifion that they broke through the ranks by force ; and the French were fo intermixed with their enemies that at times there were five men attacking one gen-tleman. The lord of Pompadour and the lord Bartholomew de Brunes were there captured. The lord de Chargny was flain, with the banner of France in his hands, by the lord Reginald Cobb am ; and afterwards the earl of Dammartin fhared the fame fate/ ' There


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