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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
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with fixty good fpear s, whom they brought with them, and, attacking the Englifli on horfeback, threw them into a confufion they never could recover. , * The leaders of thefe pillagers, perceiving the event was likely to turn out unfavourable to them, mounted their horfes, but not all; for fovea lay dead on the field, with three hundred of their men* The purfuit lafted as far as St. Maur, where fir Robert Cheney, Robert Hervey, Richard Giles and James Clerk got into a boat, and faved them-felves by croffing the Loire- They made for four caâles the EngKfh had on that fide the riveri wherein they did not long remain, but haftened for Au* wrgne and Umoufin, » ûityknckà the conftable was ftill at their heels. * By this defeat, my good matter, was all this country delivered from pillagers, a$d never fmce that time have any Englifh or others eftablifhed themfelves here. I therefore fay, that conftable Bertrand was a gaUani man, and of great honour and advantage to France, for he regained large trads of territory from her enemies.' * By my faith, fir, you lay truly: he was indeed a very valiant man, and fo is fir Oliver du Guefclin.* • On my naming him du Guefclin, the knight laughed ; and I laid, c Sir, what do you laugh at?* c Becaufe you call him du Guefclin, which is not his proper name, no* ever was, although he is generally fo called, even by us who come from Brittany* Sir Bertrand was during his lifetime defirous to alter this, but could not ; for this word is more naturally pronounced than the one he wifhed to fubftitute for


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