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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 207



Éeedà were doing ; but it had been already bfoken, md federal good knights and fquires lain. Many a hard blow was given by the battle^aies* and many a helmet opened, fb that feveral wert wound-ed and killed* To fay the truth, neither fir Ber-trand nor his people were able to withftaiid the f&ength of their adverfarieSé Sir Bertrand was made prifoner by an Englifh fquire, tinder the pennon of fir John Chandos. In this confia:, fir John received the pledge as prifoner, from a baron of Brittany called the lord of Raix, a wonderfully hardy knight. After this, the Bretons and their battalion being broken, were as good as defeated : the others being in diforder, took to flight, each in the beft way he could to fave himfelf, except fome good knights and fquires of Brittany, who would not quit their fovereign, the lord Charles de Blois preferring death to reproach. They col-lected themfeives together, and rallied round him, fighting valiantly. The lord Charlefc and his com-panions kept their ground a long time, by their valour in defending themfeives : at laft, however, it was of no avail* for they were defeated and put to the rout by numbers ; for the whole ftrength of the Englifh was drawing towards them. The banner of the lord Charles was conquered, call to the ground, and the bearer of it llain : he himfelf was alio killed facing his enemies, as well as a baftard of his, called the lord John de Blois, with many other knights and fquires of Brittany. It appears to me, that orders had been given to the Englifh army, that if they fhould gain the battle, VOL. IH. O and


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