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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 237



end straiten the Flemings, who were dtawnnp in the clofest order, and gain a great advantage ever them. Notice.of this intended movement Wm fent to the rear-guard, of which the count tPEui the count de Blois, the count de St, Pol; thé count de Harcourt, the count de Ghâtilloit and the lord de la Fere were commanders* .. . The young lord de Haurel diff layed hid ban-ner this day before the count de Blois, who alfo knighted fir Chômas dlstre, and the bastard fir James de Hameth. According to the re-port of the heralds, there were this day created four hundred and fixty-feven knights. The lord de Cliffou, fir John de Vienne and fir William de Langres, having made their.re* port to the king, left him and Vfent. to their post in the van-guard. Shortly afterwards, the oriflamme was difplayed by fir Peter dfcVjii&en who bore it. . Some fay (as they find it Written) that it was never before difplayed against Chris-tians, and that it was a matter of great doubt during the march whether it fhould be. xlif-played or not.» Howeyer, the matter shoving been fully confidered, they refblrad to-dtfpky it, becamfe the Flemings followed opinions con* trary fo.that of pope Clement,, and ealied them-selves Urbanists; for which the Trench faid they were rebellious and out of the pale of the cluirch,. This was the. principal c^uie why it had been brought and difplayed m. Flanders. The oriflamme * was a moft excellent ban-ner, * The oriflamme was a facrtd banner carefully prefennéd in ; 223


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