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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
page 169



The knights of England and Poitou that day fhewed excellent proofs of chivalry and prowefs. The earl fought gallantly, feeking his enemies every where, and did extraordinary feats of arms. Sir Otho de Grantfon, fir Guifcard d'Angle, the lord de Pinane and all the other knights behaved equally well. CHAP. XXXV, THE INHABITANTS OF LA ROCHELLE REFUSE TO ASSIST THE EARL OF PEMBROKE. THE SENESCHAL AND THE LORD DE TANNY-BOUTON, WITH OTHERS, COME TO HIS AID. [Vf what I have heard from thofe who were pre- -^ fent at this engagement, the Englifh and Poitevins fhewed plainly they wilhed for vidtory, and obtained great praife for their valour ; for never people exerted more courage, nor fought more bravely, confidering what a handful of men they were in comparifon with the Spaniards, and in fuch fmall veffeis that one cannot but marvel how it lafted fo long: but their great prowefs and chivalry raifed a mutual fpirit of emulation, and, had their veffeis been of the fame fize with their enemy's, the Spaniards would not have had the advantage ; for they handled their fpears, which were well fteeled, fobrilkly, and gave fuch terrible ftrokes, «157


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