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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.6

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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.6
page 79



return to thy matters, and tell fir Triftande Roye, that to-morrow he fhall be delivered from his vow, by Miles Windfor, before the city of Ba-•dajos, according to his requeft.' The herald returned, and related the anfwer to his masters, and fir Tristran de Roye, who was highly pleafed. On the morrow morning, Miles Windfor left the army of the earl of Cam-bridge, and went towards Badajos, which was hard by, as there was only the mountain to crofs, well accompanied by his friends ; fuch as fir Matthew Gournay, fir William Beauchamp, fir Thomas Simon, the fouldich de la Trane, the lord de Châteauneuf, the lord de la Barde, and feveral more ; there were upwards of one hun-dred knights on the fpot, where the tournament was to be performed. Sir Tristan de Roye was already there, accompanied by French and Bretons. Miles was created a knight by the fouldich de la Tntae, as being the most accompli(hed knight there, and the perfon who had been in the greatest number of brilliant actions. When the combatants were completely armed, with lances in thçir rests, and mounted, they fpurred their borfes, and, lowering their fpears, met each other with fuch force that their lances were twice broken against their breast-plates, but no other hurt enfued. They then took their third lance, and the fhock was fo great that the heads, -uf Bourdeaux steel pierced their fhields, and through . all their other armour even to • the #un, but did not wound them : the fpears were . VOL. VI. • F fhattered, •65 " •


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