Sir John Froissart's 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, Band 4

Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805

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Seite i - 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.
Seite 21 - Castle ; and every day her disorder increased. When the good queen perceived that her end approached, she called to the king, and extending her right hand from under the bedclothes, put it into the right hand of king Edward, who was oppressed with sorrow, and thus spoke : " ' We have, my husband, enjoyed our long union in happiness.
Seite 21 - We have enjoyed our union in happiness, peace, and prosperity : I entreat, therefore, of you, that on our separation, you will grant me three requests.
Seite 103 - ... than those who had been the leaders of the treachery. There was not that day in the city of Limoges any heart so hardened, or that had any sense of religion, who did not deeply bewail the unfortunate events passing before their eyes; for upwards of three thousand men, women and children were put to death that day. God have mercy on their souls! for they were veritable martyrs.
Seite 103 - It was a most melancholy business ; for all ranks, ages, and sexes cast themselves on their knees before the Prince, begging for mercy ; but he was so inflamed with passion and revenge that he listened to none, but all were put to the sword wherever...
Seite 44 - Dismount, dismount :" and at the instant he was on foot, as were all his company. Simkin was rescued, and the battle began. Sir John Chandos, who was a strong and bold knight, and cool in all his undertakings, had his banner advanced before him, surrounded by his men, with the scutcheon above his arms. He himself was dressed in a large robe which fell to the ground, blazoned with his arms on white sarcenet, argent, a pile gules; one on his breast, and the other on his back ; so that he appeared resolved...
Seite 45 - The lance, which had been struck from a strong arm, hit him so severely that it entered as far as the brain, and then the squire drew it back to him again. The great pain was too much for sir John, so he fell to the ground, and turned twice over in great agony, like one who had received his death- wound.
Seite 20 - I must now speak of the death of the most courteous, liberal, and noble lady that ever reigned in her time, the Lady Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England. While her son, the Duke of Lancaster, was encamped in the valley of...
Seite 99 - However, an adventure befel him, from which he had not so fortunate an escape. On his return, he met a butcher on the pavement in the suburbs, a very strong man, who had noticed him as he had passed him, and who had in his hand a very sharp and heavy hatchet with a long handle. As the knight was returning alone, and in a careless manner, the valiant butcher came on one side of him, and gave him such a blow between the shoulders that he fell on his horse's neck : he recovered himself, but the butcher...
Seite 98 - Now it happened, one Tuesday morning, when the English began to decamp, and had set fire to all the villages wherein they were lodged, so that the fires were distinctly seen from Paris, a knight of their army, who had made a vow, the preceding day, that he would advance as far as the barriers and strike them with his lance, did not break his oath, but...

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