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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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liant Englifh knight, called fir John Hawkwood*, who had there performed many moft gallant deeds of arms ; he had left France at the conclufion of the peace of Bretigny, and was at that time a poor knight, who thought it would not be of any advan-tage to him to return home ; but when he faw, that by the treaties, all men at arms would be forced to leave France, he put himfeif at the head of thofe free, companion! called Late-comers, and marched into Burgundy. Several fuch companions, com-pofed of Englifh, Gafcons, Bretons, Germans, and of men from every nation, were collected there. Hawkwood was one of the principal leaders, with Bricquet and Carnelle, by whom the battle of Brig-nais was fought, and who aided Bernard de la Salic to take the Pont du St. Efprit, When they had haraffed the country for fome time, the marquis de Montferrat made a treaty with them to affift him in his war with thç lords of Milan. This marquis led them over the Alps, after he had paid them fixty thoufand francs» of which Hawk-wood received, for himfeif and his troops, ten thoufand. When they had finifhed the war for the marquis, the greater part of them returned to France ; for fir Bertrand du Guefclin, the lords de la Marche, de Beaujeau, and fir Arnold d'Andrcghcn màrfhal • Sir John Hawkwood. For gut account of Mm fee vol. vu of the Bibliotheca Topographic* Britannica, where there is a life,-of him, his engraved portait and tomb. See alfo Mr. Shepherd's life of Poggio Bracçiolini. of r£)2


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