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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.1

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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.1
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who was very anxious that all in his train fhould do their duty ; fir Dutres de Halluyh, fir John de Rhodes,fir Giles de l'Eftrief, fir Simon andfir John de Bouquedent, who were then knighted, and Peter d'Aglemouftier, with many other bachelors and efquires, valiant men at arms. There was no parley between them, for the Englifli were as eager to at tack as the Flemings were to defend themfelves. The archers were ordered to draw their bows ftiflf andftrong, and to fet up their ihouts j upon which thofe that guarded the haven were forced to retire, whether they would or not, for thisfirft difcharge did much mifchief, and many were maimed and hurt. The Englifh barons and knights then landed, and with battle-axes, fwords, and lances! combated their enemies. Many gallant deeds of prowefs and courage were done that day the Flemings fought valiantly, and the Englifh attacked them in all the fpirit of chivalry. The gallant earl of Derby proved himfelf a good knight, and advanced fo forward at thefirft affatili, that he was ftruck down : and then the lord of Manny was of effential fervice to him ; for, by his feats of arms, he covered him and railed him up, and placed him out of danger, crying, 4 Lancafter for the earl of Derby Γ They then clofed with each other ;—many were wounded, but more of the Flemings than of the Engliih ;, for the Englifh archerç made fuch continual discharges, from the time they landed, that they did them much damage. The battle was very fevere andfierce before the town of Cadfant, for the Flemings were good men, and


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