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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.9

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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.9
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Three great and powerful barons died at Vil-alpando y fir Richard Burley, who had been chief marflial of the army, the lord Poinings*, and fir Henry Percy, coufin-german to the earl of Northumberland. Sir Maubrun de Linieres died at Noya: he was a valiant and able knight from Poitou. Lord Talbot f, a great baron in Wales, died at Ruelles: and of% this peftilence there died, in different places, twelve potent barons, full eighty knights, and two hundred fquires, all gentlemen. Confider what an un-fortunate lofe this was, and to be fuftained with-out having a battle or ftriking a blow. Of archers and other men, upwards of five hun-dred died ; and I was told by an Englifh knight with whom I converfed, on his return through France, whofe name was fir Thomas Qtieenf* bury, that of fifteen hundred men at arms and about four thoufand archers whom the duke of Lancafter had brought with him from England, not one half ever returned home. The duke of Lancafter fell dangeroufly fick, and ^became very low fpirited, at Sant Jago. ,He was fo ill, that it was frequently reported through Caftille and France that he was dead : indeed, he very narrowly efeaped. Thierry de Soumain, who was of great valour and fquire of1 the body to the duke, was attacked by this diforder, and died at Betancos. He was born in Hainault, and his death waa much bewailed. His brother William continually attended him * Lord Poinings, See Bugdale. f This imift be a miftake, for lord Talbot did not die until the 20th Richard if.—Dugdalk. during 20


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