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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 420



fir Yves de Trefiquidi, fir Galeran de Landreman, and many others, and fpitted the firft couriers. Many legs were made to kick the air. Some of their own party were alfo unhorfed. The conflict became very ferious, for reinforcements were perpetually coming from the camp ; and the Engliih were obliged to retreat towards the caftle, which they did in good order until they came to the caftle ditch : there the knights made a ftand, until all their men were fafely returned* Many brilliant adiions, captures, and refcues might have been'feen. Thofe of the town who had not been of the party to deftroy the large machine now iffued forth, and, ranging themfelves upon the banks of the ditch, made fuch good ufe of their bows, that they forced the enemy to withdraw, killing many men and horfes. The chiefs of the army, perceiving they had the worft of it, aiid that they were lofing men to no purpofe, founded a retreat, and made their men retire to the camp. As foon as they were gone, the townfmèn re-entered, and went each to his quarters. The countefs of Montfort came down from the caftle to meet them, and with a mod' cheerful countenance, kiffed fir Walter Manny, and all his companions, one after the other, like a noble and valiant dame. CHAP.


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