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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 193



Charles and his army appeared. They had mardi* ed on the Friday after dinner from Vannes, and had relied that night three fmall leagues diftant from Auray. The troops of the lord Charles were in the beft and handfomeft order, and drawn up in the moft brilliant manner that could be feen or imagin-ed. They marched in fuch clofe order that one could not throw a tennis ball among them, but it muft have ftruck upon the points of fome of their lances, fo ftiffly did they carry them. The Englifli took great pleafure in looking at them. The French halted in this order m front of their enemies, and look their ground on an nftve heath. Their marfhals gave ftri$ charge that no one fliould quit his ranks without orders, and that there fliould be no tilting, jufts or affaiilts. The »en at arms, having halted, formed their lint of tattle, and made preparations for an ^*e tu m they 4 notMag left, tad a lory defirous of it. The lord Charles de Blois, by the advice of ht Bertrand du Guefclin (who was a great captain, and much praHed and confided in by the Breton») formed Ms army again. He divided it into tfatm battalions and a rear-guard. It feems to me, that fir Bertrand had the command of the firft | and with Mm wem numbers of knights and ftpifw ef Brittany. The tari of A had tic fccMtd, with the earl of Joigny and many knights and fquim front ce* Tit third and foffgeft baftalio* was commanded by the lord Charles himfelf s undfer him were the principal londs qt Brittany ; among N a whom 179


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