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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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A.D . 1198.] KINO UICIIAKD'S CONQUESTS. hundred knights and a number of attendants, and all his soldiers ; king Richard learning this by means of his scouts, came in an opposite direction to meet them, and fought a pitched battle with them, between Unreel and Gisors. In this conflict the French king, unable to sustain the shock of the battle, lied with bis attendants to the castle of Gisors. As the fugitive's were retreating over the bridge of that town, it broke down on account of the multitude who impetuously rushed on it, and the king himself with his horse and armour fell into the river lithe, with innumerable others of the French, ami, as he lay there, was rolled over ami over in the mud, and with difficulty saved from death. In the. uieantim ·, a picked body of the French troops, in order to assist the flight of their sovereign, ami to save him from falling into the hands of the pursuing king, faced about against king Richard, and made a fierce attack on him, thus exposing themselves to death for the preservation of their sovereign. Then the battle raged on both sides, swords thundered on belnieted heads, and drew fire by quickly repeated blows, and the still' lances knocked down enemies in all directions; but 1 have no time for the relation;—their rage did not cease till the king of the English bad captured the whole of the resisting band. In this battle king Richard unhorsed and made prisoners of three chosen knights, .Matthew de Montinocene i, Alan de Rosei, and Fulk ile Gilcrnallcs ; and with them were taken the following men of rank in the French kingdom, Gallis de l'orta, Gerard eie Ohori, Philip de Xantenil, Peter d'Esehans, Robert de; St. Dcnvs, Theobald de' Wallenganl, Cedunal eie Trie, Reige-r de Meetlent, Aim Triers, Reginahl d'Asci, Buhl win di' l.eisni, Thomas il'Asgcnt, Ferritin ile' Paris, Peter de I.atonia, Guy eie Nevers, Frumentin of Champagne, The-odeiric el'Anceis, Anfrie'ile Baalim, Eborard de Mouiigny, Odo de Miiiitciiin, Fnneard eh' Roche, Walter Rufus, Arnulph de l.eini, William de Baneeto, Joken eie I tray, Peler eh' Pinci, Deliberi d'Augi, Puncard du Chatel, Williiim de Merlimi, John de Granges, Theobald de lïreun, Roger de Beaumont, Gilbert de Brave, Peter do Maidtil, John de Cerni. Alani de l.oviers, Ralph eie Valcncel, Ferri eie Brunavc, Thomas eie Caste le, William de Rochcmont, Theobald eie .Alisei ; anel be.-iehw these already mentioned the said king took u hundred


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