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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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CHAP. XLÎV. _ THE BATTLE OF ROSEBECQUE, ÉETWEEN THE FRENCH AND FJJEM&GS.—ftJlLIP VON ARTA- . VELD IS SLAIN, AND HIS WHOLE ARMY DE-FEATED. , • THE three knights returned to the king of France and to his battalions* which had already been.formed and were marching (lowly in order of battle ; ' for there were many prudent ' and brave men, who had been long accuftbmed to arms, in ' the van-guard, in the king's bat-talion, and in the rear-guard, who knew wfcll what they were to do, for they were the flower of chivalry in Chriftendom; Way #âs ihàdé for them; and the lord de Clifïbn fpoke firl, bowing to the king from hm horfe, and taking off the beaver he wore, faying, c Sîr,ëf" rejoiéêt thefe people are otir àm\, and ôttr lufty varietfc WE 'fight well with thefti.' 'Constable,' re-plied the Mhg/ € God affiât yôii 1 now advance, Sn the! hame of God and St. Denis.9 The knights, before mentioned as the king's fcbdy-guarâ, noW drew up in good order. The king createdtnàny rieW kliights, as did'dififëfént lords in their bàttàliëhs, lb that fëVeral îiëw banners were difplayed. It was ordered, that when the engagement was about to commence, the battalion ' of the king, with the oriflamme of France, fhould march to the front of the army, that the van and rear guards fhould form the two wings as JJ)èëd% as poffible, and by this means indole and 222


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