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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 293



: Oh the enfuing morning, every one was ready ibr the march. They took the field, amounting in number to more than fix hundred lances and 'fifteen hundred archers. They advanced towards Mardyke and Dunkirk £ and the biihop of Nor-wich had the arms of the church borne before Mm, the banner of St Peter, gules with two keys en fautoir, as being gonfalonnier of pope Urban. His pennon had his own arms, which were argent quartered with azure, with a fret or, on a field • azure, and a baton gjiles on a field argent; and, becaufe he was a younger brother of the De» fpenfers, his arms were charged with a bordure gules. Sir Hugh Defpenfer, his nephew, was there with hispennon, and the lord de Beaumont, ÛT Thomas Trivet, fir William H el m on and fir • Hugh Calverley, had both banner and pennon. • Sir William Drayton, fir John Drayton, his bro-ther, fir Matthew d'Adremon, fit John Ferrers, âr William Frenenton*, and fir John de Neuf- • .ebsftd, Gafcon, had only 'pennons. : Thefe men at arms came to Mardyke, where 5 they irefreflied themfelves, and, having drank a cup* continued their march towards Dunkirk. • The Flemings who were in the town heard that • the Englifh were marching in order of battle fo . combat them. Upon this, they fèfolved to take . the field, and draw up in battle-array to defend themfelves if there iHould'be any occafion, for it would not be for their advantage to {hut them- :. 1 v. *. Frenmiton. • Q. "Parriogdon, or Frampton. .m-ifi: felves • «79


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