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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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battalion. There were with him, as Mi advifers* the vifcount de Beaumont, and the lord Baudoin d'En-nequin, grand mafter of the crofs-bows- There were alfo in that battalion French, Picards and Normans, and fir Odoart de Renty» fir Enguerrant de Hefdin, fir Louis de Havenquerque, with feveral other good knights and fqui/es* The third bat-» talion confifted of Burgundians, commanded by the archprieft : with him Were the lord de Châlonë, thé lord de Beaujeu, the lord John de Vienne, the lord Guy de Felay* the lord Hugh de Vienne and many more* This battalion was tô oppofe Bafque de Marneil and his company. The other battalion, which was to ferve as a rear-guard, was entirely compofed of Gafcons j and they were commanded by the lord Edmund de Pommiers, the lord Soul-dich de la Trane, the lord Perdiccas d'Albret and the lord Petiton de Courton. Thefe captains had a grand cohfultatioii. They confidered the arrangement of the captai, and that his people had fixed his banner in a bufh, with part of his men guarding it, as if it were to ferve a? a ftandard : they therefore ' faid, c It is abfolutely neceflaryj when the combat fhall begin, that we march dire&ly for this banner of the captai, and that we exert ourfelves as much as poffibie to gain it I for, if we be fuccefsful, our enemies will be much difheartehed, and incur great danger of being conquered/ Thefe Gafcons thought alfo of another plan, which was of great fervice to them, and was the caufe of their gaining the day. As fcon as the Vol. III. L. _ French M5


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