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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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polling them on their wings ; and, this day, the Englifh cry was,c Our Lady of Arleftone P The engagement then commenced with vigour, nd the archers by their (hooting confounded the men at arms ; but the Scots were in fuch num-bers, the archers could not be every where. There were between the knights and fquires many a dit and gallanc deed performed, by which feveral were unhorfed. Sir Archibald Douglas was a good knight, and much feared by his enemies : when near to the Englifh, he difmounted, and wielded before him an immenfc fword, whofe blade was two ells long, which fcarcely another could have lifted from the ground, but he found no difficulty in handling it, and gave fuch terrible ftrokes, that all on whom they fell, were ft ruck to the ground ; and there were none fo hardy among the Englifh able to withftand his blows. The battle was fharp and well fought as long as it lafted ; but that was not any length of time, for the Scots were three to one, and men of tried valour. I do not fay but the Englifh defended themfelves valiantly : in the end, however, they were defeated, and fir Thomas Mufgrave, his fon, with feveral other knights and fquires, made pri-foners. The Scots took feven fcore good pri-foners ; and the purfuit lafted as far as the river Tweed, where numbers were (lain. The .Scots, after this viftory, refoived to march ftraight for Edinburgh, as they learnt from their prifoners that the earls of Northumberland and Nottingham 352


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