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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.5

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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.5
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jparflrafc de flfaîaviUc and the rnarfhai dé S§p'CCfr% the two marfhals.of France, • were:alfo thfcrff, : iKf rem ether paats came fir OilvmM CJiffpn, the lord de Léon, ; with the knights and baron$ of Brit* tiny; there wene* ten thbufacd mcn.at atos at lita^t, and. in; the plains oae iuifldred. dioufaad faorfes*. ": . : ' ' • - ' . : * THefe men at arms took' up their quarters as Jnear to each other.as the jf.-could*, but there, wort between .them and the- Englifh. an arm of" the £a and "a trircr. .When : the' fea ebbed, feme young krjights ufually adventured on the fands% and - performed, fcverai gallant deeds. "Never was there Sncn . fo ' numerous;.' an affembly of knighthôDd' in Brittany. If. the French were in great/ force, thç. Englifh, were vecy-pGhmciifitlj and each party thoqght there! muft be a combat* foi" every day'thene. was aii appearance of it from thfc banners . and pennons, fluttering-ia*. the- wind. The Englifh • frequently drew -,ov£ • thtir army in batde-array, to examine the. force of the French arid ,thç ftirengéh 'of: the banners and pennons* which were there in very great abundance. It was a great pleafure to fee.thedi thus drawn out in a line of battle, and advance towards the river* to ihew that they were* ready to engage. The Englifh faid, cLec us look at our enemies, who will foon, at low water, crofs over and fight with , » • ; i. , „,, „ „ , , • ». ... , M , U - * - 1 » Denys Sauvage doubts if tKi« number of horfes be not too great. US.'


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