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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
page 215



confer it upon me in battle/ He was not prelect farther on this fubjeft. • It was a pleafure to obferVe the order of battle in which the Englilh were drawn up ; and the French were buff in ftrengthening their • forts, for they concluded that at lead there would be fome fkirmiihes, and that fuch warriors as the Englifh would not depart without a nearer examination of them. The French formed themfelvcs handfomely; and the duke of Burgundy was abroad, with his battle-axe in his hand, armed from head to foot: he/ palled in review all the knights and fquires as they marched to the fort ; and the crowd was fo great* there was not any paffing, nor could the heralds arrive as far as the duke to deliver die mcfi&ge with which they had been charged. To the words which the earl of Buckingham had delivered to the heralds, Glocefter and Aquitaine, others were added ; for, on the evening when the lords had held their council, they told the heralds ; ; Y0u will carry this meflage, and tell the duke of Burgundy, that the duke and country of Brittany in conjunction have fent to the kin£ of England, for fupport and aid againft certain Jtnights and ba-rons of Brittany in rebellion againft the faid duke, whom they refufe to obey as their lord, as the better difpofed part of the country do, but carry on war, in whkhpf hey are fupported by the king of France. On this account, the king of England is refolved to aflift the duke and the country, and has ordered his fair uncle the earl of Buckingham, with


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