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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 206



To fpeak truly, when once an army is difcomfited, thofe who are defeated are fo much frightened, that if one fall, three follow his example, and to thefe three ten, and to ten thirty ; and alfo, fhould ten run away, they ^ will be followed by a hundred* . Thus it was at the battle of Auray. Thefe lords fhouted again and again their cries of war, as well as their banner-bearers, which fome who heard them anfwered j but others were too much in the rear, and from the greatnefs of the crowd could not advance, fo that the earl of Auxerre was defperately wounded, and taken, under the pennon of fir John Chandos : he gave his pledge as a prifoner, as well as the earl of Joigny and the lord de Prie, a great banneret in Nor-mandy. The other battalions fought very valiantly, and the Bretons made a good appearance (till. It muft however, to fpeak loyally of this battle, be allowed, that they did not keep their line nor array (as it feemed) like the Englifh and Bretons on the fide of Montfort. The wing commanded. by fir Hugh Caverly was to them, in this battle, of the greatefl advantage. When the Englifh and Bretons of the Montfort party perceived the French to be in confufion, they were much rejoiced. Some of the French had their horfes got ready, which they mounted, and began to fly as faft as they could. Sir, John Chandos then advanced with a part of his company, and made for the battalidn of fir Bertrand du Guefclin, where many courageous * . 7 deeds


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