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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 101v

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 129 -- Philip VI, crowned, wearing armor with garment decorated with fleur-de-lis, mounted on armored horse, holding lance in right hand, leads mounted soldiers, wearing armor with garments decorated with fleur-de-lis, against Edward III, crowned, wearing armor with garment decorated with arms of England, mounted on armored horse, and his soldiers, all mounted, carrying lances. Horse of Edward III treads upon two wounded soldiers, both wearing armor. French soldier carries oriflamme (in upper margin). English soldier carries standard bearing arms of England (in upper margin).
Text describes battle of Cr³bcy in August 26, 1346, between the English and the French.
Initial I:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.
In upper margin, oriflamme and standards bearing arms of England and of heir to throne, Mons, Hainaut.
Along center margin, standards bearing arms of Beauchamp, Ufford, Cobham, Stafford, Chandos, Westmoreland.
Along left margin, standards bearing arms of Guesclin, Burgundy, Namur, Mortagne, Champagne, the Dauphin, and Fiennes.

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