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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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î6g * ' he fpurred on to meet him moft vigoroufly, and they met lance in hand, without fear of eafch other. Sir Giles had his ihield. pierced through, as well as all the armour near his heart, and the iron paiTed quite through his body. Thus he fell to the ground. This caufed as great difmay to one party as joy to the other. The fkirmiih was very fharp, ' feveral were wounded, and many gallantadlions performed; but at laft thofe of Cambray kept their ground, and drove back their enemies. Tbey returned into the town in triumph with the body offir Giles, whom they immediately difarmed, and had his wounds examined, and moft willingly would they have prefer ved his life ; but their wiihes were vain, for he died the next day. They determined to fend the body to his two brothers, John and Thierry, who were in garrifon at Bouçhan, in rOftrevant ; for, although the country of Hainauït was not in aftate of war, all the frontiers toward France were ftriclly guarded. They ordered a handfome coffin, in which they placed the corpfe, and direfted two monks to carry it to his brothers, who received it with much forrow, and afterwards had it carried to the church of the Cordeliers, at Valenciennes, where it was buried. The two brothers came to the caille of Thia pivêque, and made a very feVere war againft the Cambrefians, in revenge for the lofs they had fuffered from them. Sir Governar du Fay at this time commanded for the king of France in Tournay and the fortreffes in its neighbourhood ; thç. lord of Beaujeau in Mor taigne


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