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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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fought excellently well ; but he was fo overpowered by numbers that, after being grievoufly wounded, he was made prifoner, as well as feveral knights and fquires of his company. . Why fhould I make a longer talk of this affair ? in fa&, the French had the worfe of the day : lord James de Bourbon and the lord Peter his fon were very badly wounded : the young count-de Foreta was flain: fir Reginald de Foretz his uncle, the count d'Ufez, the lord Robert de Beaujeu, the lor4 Louis de Châlons, and upwards of one ^hundred knights were made prifoners. It. was with great difficulty the lord James de Bourbon and his fon the Jord Peter were brought back to Lyon. This battle of Brignais was fought on the Friday after Eaf^er, in the year, of our Lord 1361. All the ^ordering countries were thrown intothe greateft confufion, when they heard that the army had been difcomfited \ and.^here was no one fo bold, who even had the ftrojçtgeft caftle, that did not tremble ; - for the wifeft among them immediately fiippofed the greateft mifchiefs would enfue and multiply, if God did not direftly bring fome remedy. . The inhabitants of Lyon were confounded, when they firft heard that vi&ory had declared for thefe freebooting companies. They, however, received in the kindeft manner all thofe who returned from the battle, and were much hurt at what had befallen the lord James de Bourbon and his fon the lord Peter. The ladies, both young and old, vifited them in the kindeft manner ; for they were much beloved in the city of Lyon. The lord James G 2 depart- 8*


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