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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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Chap, xxxix .. fi"fV f ME EARL OF DOUGLAS, 'îN RALLYING Htâ MEf ; WHO WERE RETREATING, ' IS MOETàUj WOUNDED* — Srtt %ÀLm 'PERCV* ' BADtf WOUNDED* SURRENDERS TO SIR JQHN MAX-WELL, WHO PUTS HIM IN THE HâHDS Of ' THE EARL OF MORAY. ' : ' ' '" ^jpHE'ktkights and fquiretëf dither party were •* anxious to continue the combat *yith fi-gourts long as their fpears might be capable rf hokhiig. Cowardice was there unknowh, ani the moft fplendid courage was every Where- ex-hibited by the gallant youths df Bngltttd and Scotland i they were lb clofely intermixed* t«hal the archers' bows were ufelefe, and they fcftghi • hand to hand without either battalion giving .way. The Scots behaved mmû valiantly, foi1 the Englifh were three to one. I dô not mean to fey the Englifh did not acquit themfelves weH ; for tfeey would fooner be flain or made prifoners in battle, than reproached with flight! As I before mentioned, the two banners of Douglas and Percy met, and the men at arms* under eaeh* exerted themfelves by every meôfes, to gain the victory* but the Englifh, at this -at-tack, were fo much the ftrongetf, ;tMt tiré Sôots were driven back. The eatf • of Beuglas, Wîwr was of a high fpirit, feeing fiîs mèn féptflfed, feïaecl & battle-axe with both bit haèrês, like ft • ¥0L. IX, s S gallant


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