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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.8

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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.8
page 154



althougK^eWdbefore properly proviàeà Kthfeîf with all things necèflary. Thefe knights armed themfelves on the ap-pointed day, and were attendee! by a numerous body of chivalry. The lord de la koehéfoucault was accompanied by two hundred knights and fquires, all çonneded with him by blood ; and'ftjr William de Montferrant by as many,; if not rtioVe* Among the number were, the lords de Rohan, de PEfparre, de Duras, de Mucident, de Landuras, de Curton, de Languran, de la Barde, de Tarbe, de Mont-croyat in Perigord, who had come from diftant parts becaufe 'he was their relation, and to be fpeâators of the feats of arms of two fuch Valiant knights. When they were mounted, and had their helmets iactd on, their fpears and iKields were given them. They inftantly ftuck fpurs into their horfès, and met each other full gallop, with fuch force, that the laces of the helmets burft afunder, and their helmets were knocked off, fo that they paffed each other bare-headed, excepting the caps which were under the helmets. * On my faith,' the fpe&ators faid, 4 they have gallantly performed their firft courfe.' The knights now had thdr armour fet to rights, and their helmets laced again, when they performed their fécond and third courfés with equal ability. In fhort, they behaved, in every attack, moft gallantly, and to the fatisfa&ion of all prëfent. The fénéfchal, fir John Harpedon, entertained ~at fupper, that evening, all the lords and ladies in Bordeaux; and, on the morrow, the company 14!


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