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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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v • m çrdered wirçe mâ fyicn to be brought, which h# preferred to the king himfelf, as a mark of hit great *fte£iiqp. CHAP, CLXIIL ?Bf ENGLISH GAIN YERY CONflHKllAiW AT TBI BATTLE OF POIIlERf, ' I^HUS was this battle won, as you h^ve beard re* lated, in the plains of Maupertuis, two league* from the city of Poitiers, on the 19th day of Sep* tember 1356*, It commenced about nine o'clock, and was ended by noon ; but the Englilh were not all returned from the purfuit, and it was to recai tis people that the prince had placed bis banner upon a high bufh. They did not return till lato ffter vefpers from purfuing the enemy. It was reported that all the flower of French knighthood were flain ; and that, with the king and his fon the lord Philip, feventeen earls, with-out counting barons, knights or fquires, were piadu prifoners, and from five to fix thoufand of all forts left dead ip the field. . " * FrohTart c^Us it the Û9à. day of September l$5J ; bal Bouchet proves it to be a miftake, in bis Annales d'Aquitaine, from the regifters of the convent where the noblemen that were flain were buried : and in my two MSS. it is 135$. Alfo in the Annale* Rerum AngUcarom, WRhtlini Wioceftef, 1356. * Hoc anno, xix die Septembris, çaptio regis luhanni* Franciae, per Edwarduiu priueipein/ , - " When


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