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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 298v

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book II, Chapter 67 -- Soldiers, wearing armor, one holding standard with arms of Flanders, lead by Earl of Flanders, wearing surcoat with arms, attack with sword and spears soldiers of Ghent, in armor, entering door of burning church. Above, Jean de Launait, wearing helmet, falls out of window in steeple amid flames.
Text describes battle of Nevele, September, 1381, between the Earl of Flanders and the people of Ghent.
Initial L:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.

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