Help us create a biggest collection of medieval chronicles and manuscripts on line.
#   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z 
Medieval chronicles, historical sources, history of middle ages, texts and studies

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

DOWNLOAD THE FULL BOOK

DOWNLOAD THE ONLY FULL EDITIONS of

Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

 
 
 
  Previousall pages

Next  

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 228



This was the hotteft day they felt, and it was fo extremely oppreffive that the moft aâive among them were almoft ftlfled in their armour : they had never fuffered fo much before, and yet they remained expeôing the ten Saracens, but in vain, for they never heard a word from them* The army was ordered to attack the town of Africa, fince they were prepared, and thus pafs the day; and the ten champions, in regard to their honour, were to remain on their ground to the evening* The knights and • fquires advanced with great alacrity to the attack of the town, but they were forely opprefled with the heat ; and had the Sara-cens known their fituation, they might have done them much damage, probably they might even have raifed the fiege and obtained a complete viûory, for the Chriftians were exceedingly weakened and worn down. True it is, they gained by ftorm the wall of the firft inclofure ; but no one inhabited • that part, and the enemy retired within their fécond line of defence, fkirmifhing as they retreated, and without any great lofs. The Chriftians paid dear for an inconfiderable ad-vantage : the heat of the fun and its refieâion cm the fands, added to the fatigue of fighting, which lafted until evening, caufed the deaths of feveral valiant knights and fquires : the more the pity* I will mention the names of thofe who this day-fell vi&ims to the heat and unhealthinefs of the climate. Firft, fir William de Gacille, fir Guifcard de la Garde^fir Lyon Scalet, fir Guy de la Salveftei fir William d'Eftapelle, .fir William de Guiret, S19


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 

"Medievalist" is an educational project designed as a digital collection of chronicles, documents and studies related to the middle age history. All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated. If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate "Medievalist" as a source and place link to us.
 
              Яндекс.Метрика