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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 325



' βίο This battle was .very murderous and horrible. Combats at fea are more deftruftive and obftinate than upon land, for it is not poffible to retreat or flee—every one mud abide his fortune, and exert his prowefs and valour. Sir Hugh Quiriel and his companions were bold and determined men, had done much mifchief to the Englifli at lea, and deftroyed many of their fhips ; this combat, therefore, lafted from early in the morning until noon, and the Englifli were hard preffed, for their enemies were four to one, and the greater part men who had been ufed to the fea. The king, who was in the flower of his youth, fhowed himfelf on that day a gallant knight, as did " the earls of Derby, Pembroke, Hereford, Huntingdon, Northampton, and Cloucefter ; the lord Reginald Cobham, lord Felton, lord Bradeftan, (ir Richard Stafford, the lord Percy, fir Walter Manny, fir Henry de Flanders, fir John Beauchamp, fir John Chandos, the lord Delaware, Lucie lord Malton, and the lord Robert d'Artois, now called earl if Richmond. I cannot remember all the names of thofe who behaved fo valiantly in the combat ; but they did fo well, that, with fome affiftance from Bruges, and thofe parts of the country, the French were completely defeated, and all the Normans and the others were killed or drowned, fo that not one of them efcaped. This was foon known dl over Flanders ; and when it came to the two armies before Thin TEveque, the Hainaulters were as much rejoiced as their enemies were difmayed. After


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