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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 140v

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 186 -- Group of Parisians, wearing tunics and helmets, including some carrying mace, pick-axe and another weapon, face English soldiers in full armor, attacking with spears.
Text describes battle of Porte Saint-HonorĀ³b of Paris in summer of 1358.
Initial Q:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay impaled with arms of Marie de Broyes.

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