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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
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and van-guard, who had not yet croffed the bridge heard them, and faid,€ Our friends are engaged : fnay God help them ! for at this moment we are unable to. give them any affiftance.' Péter du Bois marched in front, «and was fol* • lowed by his Flemings j butjjvhen they approach-ed the French, they were received ox* the (harp points of their long.Boufdc%ui|i,|pears, to. which* theirjcoats of mail made not more refiftance tha» Ê they had beei* of clotji thrice doubled* fo that? * they paffej^ through their bodies, heads aipr iidmachs.. • \ , . ... . . When the Flemings felt thefe {harp fpears which * impaled ihem, they fell back, and the French advancing gained ground upon them; for there were none fo^iardy but what feared their ftrofces*. Peter du Bois was one of the firft wolmdedand xunr through by a lance. It came quite out at his fhoulder,: hç was alfo wounded on the head, and, -would have been inftantlyflain if it had not teen for the body-guard he had formed* of thirty stout, varlets,. who taking him in their arms, t carried him as quickly as they could out of the crowd. The mud from the caufeway to Commines * was fo deep that all thefe people funk in it upto the middle of their legs. N The men at arms, wh*, ' ' had been long accustomed to fhçif, profeffion, ( " drove down andflew the Fleming? without let.or~ hindrance : they fhouted, 'SaipJt Py fgrVèver!* € Laval, Sancerre, Anghien' kyâ fâç ^^çrie*. of other? wKo were there. The F^enJl^. were * • psmic-stwck^ and began to giyç .WJïfr J^Çp ;théy "* x few thefe Imighis attack them fa ifgoroufly md : ~;r V 4 ' ' * * ' w ".' .pierce 189


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