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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 202v

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 245 -- Henry II of Trastamara, holding lance, and Peter IV of Aragon(?), both crowned, in full armor, wearing surcoat decorated with arms of Castille, and Bertrand of Guesclin, wearing surcoat decorated with arms, all three mounted, lead mounted soldiers, some carrying standards bearing arms of Castille and Bernard de Guesclin, in attack against castle of Montiel. They trample over bodies of Moors and chase mounted figure in full armor, possibly Peter the Cruel, entering gates of castle.
Text describes battle of Montiel on August 13, 1368.
Initial L:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.

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