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JOHN LORD DE JOINVILLE Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France


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 

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Memoirs of Louis IX, King of France
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sbortly replaced my shield on my breast, and grasped my spear, during which time the Lord Errat d'Esnieray, whose soul may God pardon! advanced towards me, for he had also been struck down by the enemy ; and we retreated to gether towards an old ruined house to wait for the king, who was coming, and I found means to recover my horse. As we were going to this house, a large body of Turks came galloping towards us, but passed on to a party of ours whom they saw hard by : as they passed, they struck me to the ground, with my shield over my neck, and galloped over me, thinking I was dead ; and indeed I was nearly so. When they were gone, my companion, Sir Errart, came and raised me up, and we went to the walls of the ruined house. Thither also had retired Sir Hugues d'Escosse, Sir Ferreys de Loppci, Sir Regnau It de Menoncourt, and several others; and there also the Turks came to attack us, more bravely than ever, on all sides. Some of them entered within the walls, and were a long time fighting with us at spear's length, during which my knights gave me my borse, which they held* lest he should run away, and at the same time so vigorously defended us against the Turks, that they were greatly praised by several able persons who witnessed (heir prowess. Sir Hugues d'Escosee was depserately hurt by three great wounds in the face and elsewhere. Sir Raoul and Sir Ferreys were also badly wounded in their shoulders, so that the blood spouted out just., like to a tun of wine when tapped. Sir Errart d'Esmeray was so severely wounded in the face by a sword, the stroke of which cut off his nose, that it hung down over his mouth. In this severe distress, I called to my mind St. James, and said, " Good Lord St. James, succour me, I beseech thee ; and come to my aid in this time of need." I had scarcely ended my prayer, when Sir Errart said to me, ' Sir, if I did not think you might suppose it was done to abandon you, and save myself, I would go to my lord of Anjou, whom I see on the plain, and beg he would hasten to your help." ** Sir Errart," I replied, u you will do me great honour and pleasure, if you will go and seek succour to safe our lives ; for your own also is in great peril and I said truly, for he died of the wound he had received. All were of my opinion that he should seek for assistance ; and

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