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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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who was fince knighted, aftd called Jannequin Fincfiley, and, coming before the earl, kneeled down and entreated his permiflion to tilt with Clarius, to which the earl affented. Jannequin very completely armed himfelf on the fpot : then each, feizing his fpear, made thrufts at the other, and with fuch violence that theitf (pears were Ihivered, and the ftumps of them flew over their heads* They began their fécond attack, and their lances were again broken : fo where they in the third. All their lances were broken,-which Was confidered by the lords and fpeftators as a de-cifive proof of their gallantry. They then drew their fwords, which were ftrong ; and, in fix ftrokes, four of them were broken. They were defirous of fighting wish battle-axes, but the earl would not confent to more being done, faying they had fufficiendy fhewn their courage and abi-* lities. Upon this, they both retired -9 when fir John de Châtelmorant and Jannequin Clinton ad-vanced. This Jannequin was fquire of honour to the earl of Buckingham, and the neareft about his perfon.* but he was lightly made and delicate in his form. The earl was uneafy that he (hould have been matched with one fo ftout and renown-ed in arms as John de Châtelmorant : notwith-ffandiagj they were put to the trial, and attacked efcçh.joçhtr moft vigorpufly 5 but the Englifhman could not withftand his opponent, for, in pufhing, fye: w$#, veryr roughly ftruck to the ground : on which,! the earl faid, .they were not fairly matched. Some of thç earl's people came to Jannequin, and v:. j ' . faid,— 2%'


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