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Seite 166 - Genoese felt these arrows, which pierced their arms, heads, and through their armour, some of them cut the strings of their cross-bows, others flung them on the ground, and all turned about and retreated, quite discomfited. The French had a large body of men-at-arms on horseback, richly dressed, to support the Genoese. The king of France, seeing them thus fall back, cried out, "Kill me those scoundrels; for they stop up our road, without any reason.
Seite 167 - but he is in so hot an engagement that he has great need of your help." The king answered, "Now, Sir Thomas, return to those that sent you, and tell them from me not to send again for me this day, or expect that I shall come, let what will happen, as long as my son has life : and say that I command them to let the boy win his spurs ; for I am determined, if...
Seite 72 - Christopher," which led the van, was recaptured by the English, and all in her taken or killed. There were then great shouts and cries, and the English manned her again with archers, and sent her to fight against the Genoese.
Seite 164 - Genoese cross-bowmen ; but they were quite fatigued, having marched on foot that day six leagues, completely armed, and with their cross-bows. They told the constable, they were not in a fit condition to do any great things that day in battle. The earl of AJen9on, hearing this, said, " This is what one gets by employing such scoundrels, who fall off when there is any need for them.
Seite 223 - he is not here ; but surrender yourself to me, and I will lead you to him." — "Who are you?" said the king. "Sire, I am Denys de Morbeque, a knight from Artois ; but I serve the King of England, because I cannot belong to France, having forfeited all I possessed there." The king then gave him his right-hand glove, and said, "I surrender myself to you.
Seite 187 - Calais march out of the town, with bare heads and feet, with ropes round their necks, and the keys of the town and castle in their hands ; these six persons shall be at my absolute disposal, and the remainder of the inhabitants pardoned.
Seite 226 - ... he was not worthy of such an honour, nor did it appertain to him to seat himself at the table of so great a king, or of so valiant a man as he had shown himself by his actions that day.
Seite 227 - ... have this day acquired such high renown for prowess that you have surpassed all the best knights on your side. I do not, dear sir, say this to flatter you, for all those of our side who have seen and observed the actions of each party have unanimously allowed this to be your due, and decree you the prize and garland for it.
Seite 166 - Luxembourg : having heard the order of the battle, he inquired where his son, the lord Charles, was ; his attendants answered that they did not know, but believed he was fighting. The king said to them, " Gentlemen, you are all my people, my friends and brethren-at-arms this day ; therefore, as I am blind, I request of you to lead me so far into the engagement that I may strike one stroke with my sword.
Seite 166 - ... the enemy. The lord Charles of Bohemia, who already signed his name as king of Germany, and bore the arms, had come in good order to the engagement ; but when he perceived that it was likely to turn out against the French he departed, and I do not well know what road he took.