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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 231



• The prince of Wales was informed of this intend-ed expedition, as well as Ms knights and fquires, but particularly fir John Chandos, who was foli-cited to be one of the leaders of it, in conjunction with fir Bertrand du Guefclin. He excufed him-felf, and faid he could not go. This, however, did not put a flop to it : many knights who were at-tached to the prince, among whom were fir Euftace d'Ambreticourt, fir Hugh Caverly, fir Walter Huet, fir Matthew Gournay, fir Perducas d'Albret and feveral others were of the party. The lord John de Bourbon, earl of Marche, took the chief command, in order to revenge the death of his coufin the queen of Spain : but he was under the advice and controul of fir Bertrand du Guefclin, as he was at that time a very young knight. In this expedition were alfo the lord of Beaujeu, whofe name was Anthony, and many worthy knights : fuch as lord Arnold d'Andreghen, mar-fhal of France, the lords Bègue de Viliaines, d*An-toin in Hainault, de Brifnel, John de Neufviile*, Guimars de Bailheul, John de Berguetes, the Ger-man lord de St. Venant, and others whom I can-not name. All thefe men at arms affembled toge-ther, in order to begin their march at Montpellier in Languedoc. Thefe men at arms might be about three thou-fand f. They all paffed through Narbonne, in * Neuf? ilk. Sir John Neville. f My MSS. fay, 30,000 men ; and the abbé Choify fays* they were 30,000 men^ well armed.—flift. Charles V, their 21J


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