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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 mi their companies, with banners flying and pré* pared for a£Konvcarne upon them : they might be fix thoufand fighting men : they advanced, in very clofe order, and at a full gallop, fo that they fell heavily and with à good will upon the firft they met, crying out, 1 Caftille, for king Henry P arid c Our Lady, for Guefclin f They overthrew and defeated all whom they firft encountered, driving them before them. Many were flain and unhorfed ; for none were made prifoners, according to the orders of fir Bertrand du Guefclin the preceding day, on account of the great numbers-of Jews and • infidels who were in don Pedro's army. When don Pedro, who was advancing with the • largeft divifion of his army, received the news that his van had been defeated by his brother the ' baftard and the French, he was amazed where they could come from : he perceived that he had been betrayed, and Was in danger of lofing every thing j for his men were very much difperfed }« fo that like a bold and valiant knight as he was, and of great • refource and enterprize, he halted upon the fpot, çnd ordered his banner to be difplayed in the wind ; to rally his men. He fent orders for the rear to advance with all fpeed, for that the engagement WM begun. Upon this, all men of courage haftened • Francis de Perelles, vifcount de Rhodez, and John de Ric, lord of Neburis, to acquaint him, that war was declared be-tween England and France, £c.'—Vol. ii. p. 104. This John dc Ric may perhaps be the .Geoffry Ricon M * towards


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