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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 157



learn any news of the French. The French, alfo fent out their fcouts on the fame errand. Before they had gone two leagues, each brought back to his army fuch intelligence as could be depended upon. The Navarrois, condufted by Faucon, marched ftraight by the way he had come, and, by four o'clock in the morning, found themfelves in the plains of Cocherel, with the French in front of them, who»%ere already drawing up their army ifi battle-array. There were a great many banners and pennonç flying ; and • they feemed to be in number more than half as many again as themfelves. The Navarrois dire&ly halted, on the outfide of a fmall wood. The captains affembled together, and began to form their men in order of battle. They firft formed three battalions well and hand* fomely on foot, fending their baggage and attendants into the wood. Sir John Jouel commanded the firft battalion of Englifh, which confifted of men at arms and archers. The captai de Buch had the fé-cond battalion, which, one with another, was about four hundred combatants. With the captai, there were the lord of Saulx in Navarre, a young knight who had a banner, the lord William de Gaville, and the lord Peter de Saque-ville. The third battalion had three knights ; the lord Bafque de Marneil *, the lord Bertrand de Franc and the lord Saufelop-pins, and were in the whole about four hundred mm under arms. * Lord Bafque de Mameil. In the mémoires of Bertrand, he is called Bafcon dc Manuel, and the baron de Mar ce nil. When


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