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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.3

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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.3
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The whole army LAY between Mery AND TROYES, which is reckoned to be eight leagues DIFTANT from each other. WHILFT HE WAS AT MERY FUR SEINE, HIS CONFTABLE % WHO COMMANDED ALWAYS THE VAN BATTALION, ADVANCED AND CAME BEFORE ST. FLORENTIN T which WAS UNDER THE COMMAND OF FIR OCFEART DE RENTY ; AND, AFTER HAVING DIFPLAYED HIS BANNER, (WHICH WAS BLAZONED, OR AND AZURE, A CHIEF PALLY, AND AT EACH OF THE TWO CORNERS GIRONS, AND AN EFCUTCHEON ARGENT IN THE MIDFT OF THE FHIELD,) BEFORE THE GATE OF THE FORTREFS, MADE a FIERCE ATTACK ON IT, BUT IN VAIN. THE KING OF ENG-LAND and HIS WHOLE army came and took UP THEIR QUARTERS AT SAINT FLORENTIN AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER ARMANÇON J. WHEN THEY MARCHED FROM THENCE, THEY CAME BE-FORE TONNERRE §, WHICH WAS FO BRIFKLY ATTACKED, THE TOWN WAS WON, BUT NOT THE CAFTLE* THE ENGLIFH, HOWEVER, FOUND IN THAT TOWN UPWARDS OF THREE THOUFAND TONS OF WINE, WHICH WERE OF GREAT FERVICE TO THEM. * Roger earl of Mortimer* See more of him and his arms, in Afhmole, p. 692. Mr. Lodge fays, the arms of Mortimer have puzzled heralds at all times s but the terms heralds now ufe in blazoning the arms of Mortimer are thefe ; ' Barry of fie or and azure, an inefcutcheon argent ; on a chief of the firft three pallets of the fécond, between two girons or.* f St. Florentin,—fituated on the Armançon, thirteen leagues from Troyes. I In the printed copies it is Moufon, but in my MSS. Armançon § Tonnerre,—fituated on the Armançon, diocefe of Lan-gres, M *7


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