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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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fir Nicholas Bond, fir Thomas Combe*, aid feveral others, fuch as the fénéfchal of Saintonge, fir Bald-win de Franville, the high ftewards of Bourdeaux, of la Rochelle, . of Poitou, of Aagouleme, of Rouergue, of Limoufin, of Perigord, fir Louis de Maniel, fir Raymond d'Ondueil and many more. All thefe you muft know, fought in earneft, as indeed they had need to do ; for the Spaniards and CaftilKans were near one hundred thou&nd men in mrms, fo that their great numbers kept up their courage : there could not but be among them many who fought well and did their utmoft. The king don Pedro was much heated, and very anxious to meet his brother the baftard : he gal-loped about, calling out, ' Where is this fon of m whore who calls hinjfelf king of Caftille f King Henry was engaged in another part of the field, where he fought manfully, and kept up the courage of his men as well as he could ' by his fpeeches to them : he faid, * My good people, you have made me your king, and have crowned me : help me to defend the inheritance which you have given to me/ By fuch words as thefe, which he every now and then addreffed to them, many mew fo bold and valorous that for their honor they fell on the fpot, difdaining to fly. The divifion on the fide or the Spaniards which behaved the beft, and was alfo the beft fought with, was that commanded by fir Bertrand du Guefclin j for there were on both fides true men at arms, who exerted themfeives to the utmoft of their abilities. Many gallant deeds were performed by thenu


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