Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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

DOWNLOAD THE FULL BOOK

DOWNLOAD THE ONLY FULL EDITIONS of

Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

 
 
 
  Previousall pages

Next  

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
page 422



On the other hand, there were full one thoufand combatants, French, Burguhdians, Bretons, Picards, Normans and Angevins, in Poitou, and on the borders of Anjou and Touraine, who were over-running the lands of the prince of Wales, and daily committing great devaluations. The leaders of thefe men at arms were, fir John de Bueil, fir Wil-liam des Bourdes, fir Louis de St. Julian and Car-net le Breton. In order to oppofe this force, fome knights and fquires of the prince, in particular fir Simon Bur-ley and the earl of Angus, were quartered on the borders of Poitou and Saintonge ; but they were fcarcely a fourth part of the ftrength of the French. " Whenever the French made any excurfions, they amounted always to a thoufand fighting ment whereas the Englifh were never more, at the ut-moft, than two or three hundred ; for the prince had fent off three very large detachments,—one to Montauban, of five hundred men at arms, under fir John Chandos, to ravage the lands of the earl d'Ar-magnac and the lord d'Albret,—another of confi-derable numbers, under fir Hugh Calverley,—and the largeft divifion under the command of his bro-ther, the earl of Cambridge, before Bordeilles. Notwithftanding this, thofe who were in Poitou did not fail to acquit themfeives gallantly, and to do their duty in making excurfions on the lands of France, and in guarding their own. The Englifh, with their partifans, have always afted in this man-ner, and have never.refufed nor dreaded the com-, bat. becaufe they were not in greater numbers* • It 4o8


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.
 
              Яндекс.Метрика