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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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(as yoû hmfe before feen), in liferent parts of the country, captains from among themfelves, to whom they paid obedience. The captains, when they en* rolled any man in their companies, made certain agreements with them refpe&ing their (hares of booty and the ranfoms of prifoners : they found fo much pillage, that all the leaders became rich from the great wealth they amaffed. King Edward was lodged at Bourg la Reine, two' Aort leagues from Paris, and his army in different parts between that and Montlhery*. He fent from thence his heralds to the Duke of Normandy in Paris, who had with him a great number of men at arms, to offer him battle } but the duke would not accede to it. His meffengers, therefore, returned without having done any thing. When the king found that Ms enemies would not venture out o£ Paris, he was mightily enraged : upon which that good knight, fir Walter Manny, ftepped forth and befought his lord that he would permit him to make an excurfion and aflault as far as the barriers of Paris. • The king conferred to his requeft, and named himfelf thofe knights that fhould accompany him. He made alfo many new knights on the occafion ; among whom wet;e, the lord Delawarre, the lord de Silvader, fir Thomas Banafterf, fir William Tor- • Montlhery,—a town in the lie of France, feven leagues irora ?arh. f Sir Thomas Ban-after was afterwards ele&ed knight of the garter in this king's reign. See his life in Anftif* Hif# tory of the Garter, vol. ii.p. 153. D 2 ceaux. 3$


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