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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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at Male-maifon and thofe of Landrecy, who often came well mounted and armed up to the walls of the town. One day, as they fallied forth to make an e* ' curfion and colled pillage, news òf k was brought to the lord of Potrelles, in Landrecy, who inrmediately armed himfelf and his companions, and mounted his horfe to recapture the booty. The lord of Potrelles was followed by his n^en as faft as they could. He fixed his fpear in the reft, and cried out to the French to turn about, as it was a difgrace to them to run away. Among them was a gallanf efquire, named Albert of Cologne, who, being afhamed of this flight, iriftantly turned back, and touching his lance, fpurred his horfe violently againft the lord of Potrelles, who (truck him fuch a bloW on his ihield, that his lance was ihivered to pieces; but the German efquire hit him fo ftrongly with a firm fpear, which broke not, but pierced through the plates of his Ihield, and even his armouj:; paffing ftraight to his heart, that he knocked hini oflF his horfe, wounded to death ; which when his brother Hainaulters, the lord of Banfiers, fir Gerard and fir John Maftin, law, and the reft who had come out of Landrecy with him, they attacked the French fo roughly, in revenge for the lofs of their captain, that they difcomfited them. Few efcaped death, or being made prifoners. The pillage was recovered and brought back with the prifoners to Landrpcy, as was the dead body of the lord of Potrelles. After the death of the lord of ÎVtrelÎes, the lord" of Floron commanded in Landrecy and its depen* fancies for a Jong time. He made frequent ex 9 $ CTrfww


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