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 N 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.

G. Routledge and sons, 1867


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104 ページ - Justum adjutorium meum a Domino, qui salvos facit rectos corde. Deus judex Justus, fortis, et patiens : numquid...
439 ページ - From an old carved oak chest at York. On the morrow of Trinity-day, the king of England espoused her in the parish church near to which he was lodged ; great pomp and magnificence were displayed by him and his princes, as if he were at that moment king of all the world.
78 ページ - ... he, by dint of money, bribed four persons, an apostate monk, a knight, an esquire, and a varlet, to whom he gave his own sword, his dagger, and a ring, for them to consecrate to, or more properly speaking, to make use of, in the name of the devil,
568 ページ - Fusil' (a steel striking sparks from a flint), to each of which collars were suspended in front, like as great ladies wear crosses, clasps, or diamonds ; and in the centre thereof was a golden fleece, similar to what Jason conquered in old times, as is written in the history of Troy, and which no Christian prince had ever before made use of. The duke therefore called this order ' the order of the Golden Fleece.
341 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.
157 ページ - ... Testament. He took it with his own hand, and having examined it a little, threw it behind him, saying, " Your religion is good, but this of ours is better." As he departed, the Jews followed him, intending to touch him, — in the attempt of which, the caparison of his horse was all torn. — Wherever he passed, the pope distributed money, — that is to say, quadrini and mailles of Florence, with other coins. There were before and behind him two hundred men-at-arms, each having in his hand a...
342 ページ - French stooped to prevent the arrows hitting them on the vizors of their helmets ; thus the distance was now but small between the two armies, although the French had retired some paces. Before, however, the general attack commenced, numbers of the French were slain and severely wounded by the English bowmen. At length the English gained on them so much, and were so close, that excepting the front line, and such as had shortened their lances, the enemy could not raise their hands against 5 them.
478 ページ - Pol at table with his queen, deserted by the grandets and others of his subjects, as if he had been quite forgotten. The government and power of the kingdom were now transferred from his hands into those of his son-in-law king Henry ; and he had so little share, that he was managed as the king of England pleased, and no attention was paid him, which created much sorrow in the hearts of all loyal Frenchmen, and not without cause.
415 ページ - On the morrow three weeks they again met there, and remained together for several days in the same state, and with the same number of persons as before, with the exception of the Lady Katherine, who had been brought the first time that the King of England might see her.
296 ページ - Charles, by the grace of God, king of France, to the bailiff of Amiens, or to his lieutenant, health and greeting.