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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.4

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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.4
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Bas in Brittany*. The commander of the Flemings was John Peterfon^and of the Englifh fir Guy Brianf. As foon as they faw each other, they prepared for aftion, which was immediately begun; and very (harp it was. The king's knights who accompanied the earl of Hereford, fir Richard Storey |, fir Thomas Vuifque and the others were in this engagement. % Thefe knights and their men fought very va-liantly againft the Flemings, and exerted them-felves the more, becaufe the enemy were in greater numbers, and were better prepared for aftion, as, during the whole fummer, they had been wifhing to meet the Englifh. However, this time they did not gain much by the meeting. This fea- • The iilaxid of Bas w on the coaft of Brittany, near Mor-lais. In the original, it is, the two fleets met in a harbour of Brittany, * qu' on dit à la Baye :* and Carte fays in * the bay;* but I fhould rather fuppofe it was meant as I have tranflated it. This fignal vi&oiy is very little noticed by our hiitorians. ' f Sir Guy Brian—was 57th knight of the Garter, in 'the flail of fir John Chandos. He was third hufband to Elizabeth dowager of William earl of Salifbury—died 14th Richard Il[ He was brother to the bifhop of Ely. Pat. 35. Ed. III. p. I; Guidoni de Bryan 200 marcos in pro-vita quod prudenter deferebat vexillum regis, in quodam con-iidu apud Cales.—Inftis MS. Collet. He is buried at Tewkfbury. In Gough's Sepulchral Monu-ments is a plate of his tomb. I Sir Richard Sturey. I cannot find any thing of him but in the firft volume of Leland's Collcttanea, p. 183, date 1375. Ricardus Sturey revocatus in familiaritatem, et gratia m ab Ed-wardo rege. • fight 141


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