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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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to meet the Englifh and Gafcons, who foon joined them. At this firft onfet many were unhorfed on each fide, for both parties were well mounted. Af-ter this tilting-bout, they drew their fwords, and, attacking each other more clofely, many hard blows were given, and many gallant deeds performed. This attack lafted a confiderable time, and thfc ground was fo well difputed, that it was difficult to fay whifch of the two would be conqueror. The captai de Buch fhone particularly, and did with his band many deeds worthy fo good a knight. In the end, however, ' the Englifh and Gafcons fought fo valiantly, that the field remained to them \ they were more than half as many again as the French. * The lord of Campreny fhewed himfelf a valiant knight on the fide of the French, and fought galr lantly under his banner, the bearer of which was flain : his banner was argent, a buckle gules, be-* tween fix martlets fable, three above and three fal-low. The Lord of Campreny was made prifoner. The other French knights and fquires, who faw the ill fuccefs of their attempt, and that they could not recover themfelves, took the road toward Paris, fighting as they retreated, and the Englifh purfuing them moft eagerly. In this retreat, which continued beyond Bourg la Reine, pine knights, as well ban-nerets as others, were made prifoners ; and, if the Englifh and Gafçons who purfued them had not been afraid that others might fally out of Paris to their afliftance, not one would have efcaped being killed or taken. When 38


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