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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 72r

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 91 -- Spanish and Genoese soldiers, wearing armor, within ship, aim bows and arrows at English soldiers, wearing armor, aiming bows and arrows at Spanish and Genoese, within ship.
Text describes battle of Guernsey in August, 1342, between the English, the Spanish and the Genoese.
Initial A:
Initial, decorated with geometric ornament, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.

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