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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
page 148



About this time, feveral knights of Gafcony cara,e to ferve under the duke of Normandy : among whom were the lord d'Albret, fir Aymon de Pom* miers, the fouldich de l'Eftrade *, fir Petiton de Courton and feveral more. The duke of Normandy felt himfelf much obliged to tljera for coming to his affiftance, and begged of them to go into Normandy to oppofe his enemies, "The above-named lords willingly obeyed, and, having put their men in proper array, marched to? wards Normandy, except the lord d'Albret, who remained with the duke ; but his troops went on the expedition. At this period a knight, called Beaumont de Laval, came from the French frontiers of Brittany, and advanced towards Evreux, with about forty lances under him. A young knight, fir Guy de Graville, happened to be in that town at the time, who no fooner heard of the alarm than he battened to arm himfelf, ordering all the garrifon to do the fame : they were foon mounted, and in purfuit after them. But fir Beaumont had already fucceeded in his enterprife. However, by the fleetnefs of his horfe, fir Guy de Gravijle came near enough to cry out, ' Beaumont, you muft not go off thus : the men of Evreux muft fpeak to you, for they wiih to be better acquainted with you/ When fir Beau- • The fouldich it l'Eftrade He was afterwards created a knight of the Garter. See Anftis's Garter, vol. ii. p. 157. He calls him fir Sandich de Trazie* mont x34


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