The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars Between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion Thence; and of Other Memorable Events that Happened in the Kingdom of France, as Well as in Other Countries ... Beginning at the Year MCCCC. where that of Sir John Froissart Finishes, and Ending at the Year MCCCCLXVII. and Continued by Others to the Year MDXVI.

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1810

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I bought this in two separate volumes. The first volume I bought more recently from Forgotten Books reprints. The second volume I bought much earlier from Kissinger reprints. These chronicles continue ... レビュー全文を読む

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181 ページ - Ysambart d'Azincourt, and some other men at arms, with about six hundred peasants, had fallen upon and taken great part of the king's baggage and a number of horses, while the guard was occupied in the battle. This distressed the king very much, for he saw that though the French army had been routed they were collecting on different parts of the plain in large bodies, and he was afraid they would renew the battle. He therefore caused instant proclamation to be made by sound of trumpet, that every...
182 ページ - Chin, had with some difficulty retained about six hundred men-at-arms, with whom they made a gallant charge on the English ; but it availed nothing, for they were all killed or made prisoners. There were other small bodies of French on different parts of the plain; but they were soon routed, slain, or taken. The conclusion was a complete victory on the part of the King of England, who only lost about sixteen hundred men of all ranks : among the slain was the Duke of York, uncle to the king. " When...
174 ページ - Agincourt, where, not fiding any men-at-arms, in order to alarm the French, they set fire to a barn and house belonging to the priory of St. George of Hesdin. On the other hand, the king of England...
183 ページ - He then asked Montjoye, to whom the victory belonged ; to him or to the King of France? Montjoye replied, that the victory was his, and could not be claimed by the King of France. The king then asked the name of the castle he saw near him : he was told it was called Agincourt.
177 ページ - Their archers, amounting to at least thirteen thousand, let off a shower of arrows with all their might, and as high as possible, so as not to lose their effect : they were, for the most part, without any armour, and in jackets, with their hose loose, and hatchets or swords hanging to their girdles ; some indeed were bare-footed and without hats.
184 ページ - French, half dead and wounded, crawled away into an adjoining wood, or to some villages, as Well as they could, where many expired. On the morrow, very early, king Henry dislodged with his army from Maisoncelles, and returned to the field of battle : all the French they found there alive were put to death or made prisoners. Then, pursuing their road toward the sea-coast, they marched away : three parts of the army were on foot, sorely fatigued with their efforts in the late battle, and greatly distressed...
2 ページ - Amiens, was as follows: * Charles, by the grace of God, king of France, to the bailiff of Amiens, or to his lieutenant, health and greeting.
181 ページ - Charoléis of a most precious sword, ornamented with diamonds, that had belonged to the king of England. They had taken this sword, with other rich jewels, from king Henry's baggage*, — and had made this present, that, in case they should at any time be called to an account for what they had done...
179 ページ - ... mallets, and bill-hooks, slaying all before them. Thus they came to the second battalion that had been posted in the rear of the first ; and the archers followed close king Henry and his men-at-arms. Duke Anthony of Brabant, who had just arrived in obedience to the summons of the king of France, threw himself with a small company (for, to make greater haste, he had pushed forward, leaving the main body of his men behind), between the wreck of the van and the second division ; but he was instantly...
184 ページ - ... in a body to Maisoncelles, where they had lodged the preceding night : they again fixed their quarters there, carrying with them many of their wounded. After they had quitted the field of battle, several of the French, half dead and wounded, crawled away into an adjoining wood, or to some villages, as Well as they could, where many expired.

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