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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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'm on ai (ides ; fof the Spaniards and Q»ftitUaas had flings, from which they threw ftones with- fach- force as to break helmets and fcull^-cape, fo that they wounded and unhorfed many of their opponents* The Englifh- archers, according to their cuftom, iiot fharply with their bows, to the great annoyance and death of the Spaniards. On one fide, there were fronts of, 4 Caftille, for king Henry P on tl^e other, * St. George, for Guienne P During this time, the firft battalion, commanded by the duke of Lancafter, fir. John Chandos, and the two marfhals, fir Guifcard d'Angle and fij? Stephen Coffington, was warmly engaged with that of fir Bertrand du Guefclin and the other knights from ^ nagon 4 Franr Many valorous aaaons wore-done-; and each tried his, ftrengtit to o^ena paflkge through the enemy. , Several fohg&t stith their Ipeazs in both bands, with whiél*théy dealt about luftily their blows ; others made ufo of Hurt fwurds and daggefs. At die commencement the French and Amgomans made ia/ddTpm^iMÉfl aiyce, and gave the good- knights1 of England much* trouble* ' m. , : t Sir John Chandos ihewed himfelf an able khighty and performed many gallant deeds under hié ban-ner : but, in his eagernefs in fighting- and driving lis enemies before Mm, he was fo far engaged as to be furrounded, and in the crowd unhorfed. A large man of Caftille, called Martin Ferrand* who was unci renowned for courage among the Spa-mardi, threw Umfttf upon Mm With a detempied Ttkikém to kMl him, and kept him down in the X 2 greateft


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