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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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There was at that time in Normandy, an Englifh knight who formerly had borne arms for the king of Navarre ; his name was fir John Jouel • ; a very able and expert man in his profeffion. He commanded about two or three hundred lances. The king of Navarre fent to intreat him to ferve under him, together with his men ; which fir John Jouel confented to, and waited on him to place him* felf under his orders. The duke of Normandy was informed that the king of Navarre was collecting large bodies of men at arms, and that the captai de Buch was to be the commander of them. He therefore formed his re-folutions, and wrote to fir Bertrand du Guefclin, to order him and his Bretons to make a ftamd againft the Navarrois, and that he would fpeedily fend him fufficient reinforcements to offer battle to the troops of the king of Navarre. At the fame time, he ordered the lord de Boucicaut to remain at Mante and Meulan. Sir Bertrand and his Bretons departed, and took up their quarters near to Vernon. In a few days afterward, the duke of Normandy fent to him fome noble men at arms ; fuch as the earl of Auxerre, the vifcount de Beaumont, the lord de Beaujeu, the lord Louis de Chllqns, the archprieft, the mafter of the crofs-bowmen, and many other knights and fquires. * Sir John Jouel. Barnes calls him fir John Jones ; but he quotes no authority for this change from all the chro-nicles and memoirs of the times. K 3 • About f3J


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