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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
page 207



im Be^ofie, a pennon j the lord de Louvy, a banner $ fir Gerard de Louvy, his brother, a pennon ; the lord de Saint-Germain, a banner ; and then the pennon on a ftandard, with the device of the duke of Bourbon ; the lord Philip de Bar, a banner fir Lewis de Poitiers, a pennon ; fir Robert de Ca-kbre the fame; the vifcount de Les; a banner ; the lord de Nogent, the fame; the lord de Ville-nçuve, a pennon ; fir William de Moulin, the feme i the lord de Longwy, a pennon ; fir Angor-get d'Araboife, the fame; tir Alain de la Cham-paigne, a pennon. All thefe banners and pennons that 1 have named wçre placed in front of the camp, facing the town of Africa ; but there were many knights spd fquires* of great courage and ability, wh# werq quartered in the fields, whom I cannot name* and* if 1 cpuid, it would take up too ipuch place, for they were, in the whole, fourteen thoufand* all gentlemen* This was a handfome army, able to perform many gallant deeds, and fupport a hard warfare, if the Saracens had ventured an attack, which they did not, contenting themfelves this day with throwing large bolts, not meaning to aft con-trary to their plan. . ' When the Chriftians were encamped, it was ne* ceflary for them to be careful of the provifion they had brought, for they could not now venture to forage in this country, nor colled wood nor boughs for huts, as they would have run many rifks, by fooliftily venturing themfelves for fuch objetis. The knights were lodged under tents and pa-vilions


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