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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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whom Were the vifcount de Rohan, the lords di Léon, d'Avaugour, Charles de Dinan, d'Ancenis, de Maleftroit and feveral others. In the rear-guard were, the lords de Raix, de Rieux, de Tour-nemîne, du Pont, and many good knights and fquires. Each of thefe battalions was compofed of a thoufand men. The lord Charles de Blois entreated every one in the faireft manner, that they would loyally and dif-creetly affift him. He fwore, upon his foul, and his hopes of Paradife, that it was for a juft and right caufe they were going to engage. He affured each, that, if they acquitted themfelves well, he fhould feel himfelf ever obliged to them. We muft now fpeak of the ' difpofitfons of the Englifh and Bretons, and in what manner they drew up their army. You firft muft underftand that, though the earl of Montfort was the con** mander in chief, yet it was under the fole direction of fir John Chandos : for the king of England had thus fettled it with the earl ùf Montfort. He had alfo ordered* fir John Chandos to have efpeciai re-gard to whatever concerned the interefts of his fon-in-taw; for thé earl of Montfort had received one of the king's daughters* in marriage. In obedience to fuch orders, fir John Chandos advanced before the knights and fquires of Brittany who were about the perfon of the earl of Montfort, arid having well confidered the difpofitions of the French in his own mind, thought fo highly of them. • The Prkccft Marj. he


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