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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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In turning into the harbour, there was a large caftle with cowers, and on one larger than the reft was placed a bricolle, for the defence of the place, which was not idle, but threw quarrels among the fleet. On each of the towers on the walls was a bricolle which fhot well; and, to fay the truth, the Saracens had laid in ftores for a long time, from the.expeÛationof afiege. , . • "When the Chriftians entered the port of Africa, to difembark, the weather was fo beautiful, and their order fo well preferved, that it was delightful to fee it. Their trumpets and clarions made the air refound, and were echoed back by the waves. Many knights both from France and from other countries now difplayed their banners, and feveral knights were created. The firft of whom was John lord de Ligriy, in Huinault : he was knight-ed by his coufin, fir Henry à9 Antoing j and the lord de Ligny there firft difplayed his banner, which was emblazoned with his arms on a field or, having a bend gules. He was accompanied by his coufin-german, the lord dHavreth in Hain-ault* All the knights and fquires difembarjced in view of the Saracens, on a Wednefday, the vigil of Magdalen-day *, in the year of grace 1390, and as they landed, encamped according to orders from the marflials. Thus they took poffeffion of the- land of their enemies, who, noticing their camp, . could _ not avoid highly praifing the good * Magdalen-dayj—the 22d July. O % • order 195


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