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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 158



When they had formed their battalions, they marched them not far diftant from each other, tak-ing advantage of the mountain which was on their right, between them and the wood, polling their front upon this mountain facing their enemies, and fixing, by orders of the captai, his banner in the midft of a large thorn bufh. He commanded fixty men to remain there, to guard and defend it. They had fo placed it to ferve as a ftandard for them to rally round, if by chance of war they fhould be difperfed or feparated ; and they ftriftly ordered, that no one fhould, on any pretence, defcend the mountain ; but if their enemies wilhed to fight, they muft come to feek them. CHAP. cexx. THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE FRENCH UNDER SIR BERTRAND DE tfUESCLIN, AND THE NAVAR-ROIS UNDER THE C APTAL DE BUCH, AT COCKEREL IN NORMANDY. THE CAPTAI. IS MADE PRISONER, AND VICTORY DECLARES FOR THE FRENCH. 'jpHUS drawn out and formed were the Englifh and Navarrois, who remained, as I have faid, upon the mountain. The French, in the mean time, arranged- themfelves into three battalions alfo, and a rear-guard. Sir Bertrand de Guefclin commanded the firft: battalion, which was compofed of all his Bretons, and they were fronted oppofite to the battalion of thg captai. The earl of Auxerre had the fécond bat- 141


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