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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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m men at ana*, and at the iri onfet had ppuljfeé the Scots, they in the end loft the field ; and all the above-named knights, except fir Matthew Redman, governor of Berwick, wen? made pri* foners. But he feeing they were defeated with* ont hopes of recovery, and the Englifh flying in all directions, while his brother-knights were ftirrendering themfelves to the Scots, mounted his horfe, and rode off. Juft as the defeat took place, and while the combat was continued in different parts, an Englifh fquire, whofe name was Thomas Vele-tem, and attached to the hpufehold of lord Per-cy, Iras furronnded by a body of Scots. He was a handibme man, and, as he fhewed, valiant in arms. He had that and the preceding night been employed in collecting the beô* arms, and would neither furrender nor deign to fly. If was told me, that he had made a vow to that parpofe, and had declared at fome feaft in Northumberland, that at the very firft meeting of the Scots and Englifh, he would acquit him-felf fo loyally that, for having flood his ground, he ihtmM be renowned as the beft combatant of both parties. I alfo heard, for I never faw him, that I know of, that his body and limbs were of a ftrength befitting a vigorous comba-tant ; and he performed fuch deeds of valour, when engaged with the banner of the eàrl of Moray, as aftoniftted the Scots, but he was flain while thus valiantly fighting. They would wil-lingly have made him a prifoner for his courage; and Several koijghti propofed it to him, but in vain,


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