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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.7

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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.7
page 275



sis trfâfs in the caftle, then drank a cup, as did his at-tendants, and) mounting their horfes, they march-ed into the plain in handfome order : fir Reginald de Limoufin, marlhal of the army, led the van. Scouts were ordered to examine the appearance of the enemy, where they were, and what might be their numbers. Two fquires were ordered orr this duty by the French j one a Burgundian, and the other a Gafcon. The Burgundian was called William de Montigny, and of the company of fir John de Rue : the Gafcon came from Beam, and his name was Bertrand de Barege. They were both on that day made knights, and with them a lord of Caftiile, an able man at armsj called fir Pedro Fernando de Medina : he was mounted on a light genet that had wonderful fpeed. While thefe three knights were exploring the country on all fides in fearch of the Portuguefe^ their main army, which confifted of full two thoufand lances, knights and fquires, Gafcons, Burgundians, French, Picards and Bretons, as well equipped and mounted as men at arms could be, and twenty thoufand Spaniards, all on horfe-back, marched at a foot's pace, and had not advanced the distance, of a bow-(hot when they halted. The king of Portugal had alfo fent three fcouts to obferve the countenance and or-der of the Spaniards, two of whom were Eng-liftifquires and expert men at arms, whofe names were James d'Hartleberry and Philip Bradefton, and with them a Portuguefe called Fernando de la Greffe. They were all well mounted, and rode fo far that from an eminence where they were


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