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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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aflfauîts cfuifed-the battalions of the çoqlhiblç ipd m^rfhal to exert themfelves : they founded their " trumpets, anddire&ly armed. Sir William Windfor and fir Hugh Calverley, hearing the trumpets, knew the van-guard was. engaged : they ordered their trumpets to found alfo, and a number of çorches to be lighted and their banners difplayed, with which they marched to the place where the combat was, attended by one hundred men at arms pod as many archers. In another part, fir Thomas Trivet, lord Thomas Percy and lord Baflet, each with their banners before them, advanced to the fkirmifh. Good need had the van-guard of the hafte they made to their relief, for they were on the point of lofing their quarters : but when thefe ba-rons and their meji were arrived, they drove back the French and Bretons, who, forming together in a handfome body, retreated towards the town, fkir-mifhing all the, way- Many valiant deeds were done ; and fome young French knights and fquires, in order to gain honours, ventured too far, fo that fir Triftan de la J aille was taken, in his fpoljfh at-tempt, by a fquire from Hainault called Thierry de Sommain. Thus was this attack made. All thofe, or at /leaft a part, who had come from Nantes, reentered it i for, in thefe cafes, there muft be wounded pid (lain s arçd, when the heat of an engagement animates, fuch accidents are to be expe&ed. They returned, however, without much lofs; for they had full as many prifoners from the Englifh as they had had taken from them. When the gates were clofed,


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