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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.10

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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.10
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m called Roger Leau *, whofe arms were a ^ croft gules, on a field argent and fable quartered, came forward, handfomely equipped, and gaily fent to touch the war-target of the lord de Saimpi. The knight inftantly obeyed the call, and by his alacrity fhewed he preferred tilting to remaining idle. On the firft onfet, they checked their horfes, by the force of their blows on their fhields ; but the lances, being ftrong, did not break, and they continued their courfe. On the fécond tilt, they hit the helmets hard enough ; but, as the points of their lances grazed off, no harm was done. Roger Leau was unhelmed at the third courfe, and returned to his countrymen without doing more that day. After this a gallant knight, from that part of Hainault called Oftrevant, a good man at arms and able til ter, offered himfelf. He had been educated in England at the court of king Edward, and his name was fir John d'Ambreticourf, and brother to that excellent knight, fir Euftace d'Am^ breticourt. He bore for his arms ermine two bars humetty gules, each charged with three efcallop ihells argent. The knight was well equipped for the tourna-ment, and fent one of his fquires to touch the war-target of fir Reginald de Roye. Having taken their ftations, they eye4 each other well, and, fpurring their horfes, gave fuch blows on the fhields as made fparks of fire fly from them, and • Roger Leau. Q» Law.


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