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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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The trumpets of king Henry founded at mid-night ; on which, his whole army was on foot : at the fécond Haft, they left their tents, took the field, md formed in three battalions. The firft battalion was commanded by fir Ber-trand du Guefclin and fir Robert de Roquebertin, a vifcount of Arragon. Under him were all the 'foreigners, as well from France as from other .countries: among whom were two barons from 'Hainault, the lord d'Antoing and fir Alard lord de Brifueil. There were alfo in this divifion the bègue de Vîllaines, the bègue de Villiers, fir John de Ber-gettes, fir Gauvain de Bailleul, l'Alternant de Saint 4 Venant, who wâs there created a knight, with many other knights from Arragon, France, Pro-vence and the neighbouring countries. There were in this battalion full four thoufand/ knights and ' fquires, excellently armed, and drawn up according to the French manner. Don Tello and ' his brother don Sancho com-manded the fécond divifion. There were under them twènty-five thoufand lancemen, as well on horfe as on foot, who drew up a little behind the divifion of fir Bertrand,* on his left hand. ' The third, and largeft battalion without compa-rifon, was commanded by king Henry himfelf. There were in it, and drawn up in array upwards of feven thoufand horfemen, and forty thoufand in-fantry among the crofs bowmen. "When they were thus formed, king Henry " mounted ahandfome and ftrong mule, according to the cuftom of his country, and rode through the ranks, J02


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