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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
page 275



the lord Fitzwalter, fir Walter Manny, fir Hugh Haftings, fir John Lifle, and many others, whom I cannot name. The king created many knights among whom wasfir John Chandos, whofe numerous afts of protvefs are recorded in this book!. The king had twenty-eight banners and ninety pennons ; and there might be. in his divifion about fix thoufand men at arms, and the fame number of archers: He had formed on his wing another battalion, under the command of the earl of Warwick, the carl of Pembroke, the lord Berkeley, the lord Molins, and fome others, who were on horfehack, in order to rally thofe that might be thrown into diforder, and to ferve as a rear guard. When every thing had been thus arranged, and each lord under his proper banner, as had been ordered by the marfhals, the king mounted an ambling palfrey, and, attended only by fir Robert d'Artois, fir Reginald Cobham, and fir Walter ' Manny,rode along the line of his army, and right fweetly entreated the lords and their companions, that they would aid him to preferve his honour, which they all promifed. He then returned to hie own divifion, fet himfelf in battle array as bee&tnë him, and ordered that no one ihould advance before the banners of the marfhals. We will now fpeak of the king of France, as it has been related by thofe who were prefent. There were eleven fcore banners, four kings, fix dukes, twenty fix earls, upwards offive'thoufand knights, and more thanforty thoufand common men. With


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