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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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were fadty beaten by thefe new comers. All tho& Combats lafted from eight o'clock in the morning tmtil four in the afternoon. At laft, the French were completely difcomfited and put to flight : happy were thfofe who could find horfes to mount and efcape. The Vifcount of Narbonne, fir Guy d'Afaî, the earl of Uxés, the lord de Montmoriliott, the fénéfchal de Carcaflbnne, the fénéfchai de Beau-caire, with upwards of a hundred knights, as well of France as of Provence and the adjoining coun-tries, many rich fquires, and others of large pro-perty in Touloufe and Montpellier, were made prifoners. They would have taken more, if they had purfued them ; but, as they Were few in num-ber and badly mounted, they were afraid to follow them, contenting themfelves with what they had got. • This battle was fought before Montauban, the vigil of the feaft of our Lady, in Auguft 1366. After this defeat, fir Perducas cTAlbret, fir Robert Cheney, fir John Combes, the baftard de Breteuil and Nandon de Bagerant, divided the booty they had gained among themfelyes and their companies. • AH thofe who had made any prifoners were fo keep them, in order to gain by their ranfom, or to give them their liberty, as they pleafed. They were .• very attentive to them* accepting moderate ran* - foms, fuitable to their rank, or the ft ate of their affairs. They were the kinder to them, becaufe this affair had turned out fortunately, and through their own gallantry. Thofe who had pledged their faithr went away; having- fixed a time for tanging 2ji


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