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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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to fee fo great a number of banners and pennoii^ ornamented with different arms. The van-guard was excellently well drawn up, under the command of the duke of Lancafter. With him were, fir John Chandos, conftable of Acqui-taine, with a great retinue, and in fine order. Many received the order of knighthood. The duke of Lancafter, in the van-guard, knighted as many as twelve : among whom were, fir Ralph Camois, fir Walter Loring, and fir Thomas Danvery. Sir John Chandos advanced fome good fquires to that honor in his divifion ; fuch as M. Cotton, M. Clifton, M. Prior, William Finneton, Aimery de Roche-chouart, Girard de la Motte and Robert Briquet. The prince made alfo feveral knights : firft, don Pedro king of Spain, fir Thomas Holland, the fon of the princefs his lady, fir Philip and fir Denis Courtenay, fir John Covet, fir Nicholas Bond, and many more. The other lords beftowed fimilar honors in their battalions ; fo that there were made upwards of three hundred knights, who remained drawn up-the whole day, waiting for their enemies, to give them battle, if they had advanced to them ; but they did not come nearer than where the fcouts were. King Henry was expeôing great reinforcements from Arragon ; and he waited alfo for fir Bertrand du Guefclin, who was coming to his afliftance with upwards of four thoufand combatants ; for he was not dëfiroûs-of engaging before their arrivai. The prince was not difpleafed at this delay ; for his rear-divifions, which confifted of more than fix thoufand men,


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