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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 204



iJcKiiiy wkh tie battalion of the earfe of Atixerre and Joigny, which was- very numerous and deep, and crowded with feveral able men at arms. Many bold aâions were performed on both fides ; prifoners and refcues were frequent. The French and Bretons fought in eaj-neft with their battle-axes^ The lord Charles ftewed himfelf a marvelloufly good knight, eagerly feeking for and engaging his enemies. His adverfary, the earl* of Montfort, fought with equal gallantry : and each peifon fpoke m£ them according to their deferts. • Sir John Chandos proved himfelf more able than lus opponents ; for he was at the fame time bold and hardy, redoubted by his adverfaries in battle*, as welt as wife and difcreet in council, giving the dbtrei orders. He advifed the earl in every thing, md% in order to animate him and his people, faid to them, * Do fo and fo : march to this fide, or to that/ The young earl of Montfort believed all he faid, and followed his advice. ' In another part, fir Bertrand du Goefclm, the tords du Pont, de Tournemme, d'Avaugour, de Eaix, de Lohéac, de Maleftroit, du Prie, and many other able knights and fquires of Brittany and Nor-mandy, who were there on the fide of the lord Chartes, fought very determinedly, and did many bandfome deeds of arms. The baitle waa fo warmly contefted that all the battalions were c&» gs.ged, except the rear-guard of the Engliih, which fir Hugh Caverly commanded. This battaKon kept always on one wing, and never engaged with any, but was folely occupied in recorering and bringing


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