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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 228



su Mrete armed, for the greater part, with Mad-geons, iron caps, jerkins and with gloves, de fçr de bakine. Each man Jiad a ftaff with an iron point, and bound round with iron. Thé different townfmen wore liveries and arms, to diftingui/h them from one another. , Some had jackets of blue and yellow, others wore a welt of Majck on a red jacket, others chevroned with white on a blue coat, others green and blue, others lozenged" with black and white, others ^quartered red and white, others all blue. Each carried the banners of their trades. They had alfo large knives hanging down from their , girdles. In this ftate they remained, quietly waiting for day, which foon came/ I will now relate to you the proceedings of the French as fully as I have done thofe of the Flemings, * • ' CHAP. XLII. • KING CHARLES ENTERTAINS AT SUPPER HIS UN-CLES AND SOME OTHERS OF HIS PRINCIPAL BARONS, ON THE EVE OF THE BATTLE Of ROSEBECQUE. THE CONSTABLE DE CLISSON IS /EXCUSED FROM ATTENDING THE KING'S PERSON DURING THE BATTLE. npHE king of France, and the lords with him, knew well that the Flemings were advancing, and that a battle mull be the con-fequence ; for no propofals for peace were of-fered, and all feemed to have made up their minds for an engagement. It had been pro-claimed on the Wednefday. morning in ,the • - town


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