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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 117r

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 150 -- French soldiers in full armor, including Geoffrey de Chargny, wearing surcoat decorated with arms, all carrying lances, attack English soldiers in full armor, including Walter de Mauny, wearing surcoat decorated with arms, emerging from building. French soldier carries standard of Geoffrey de Chargny. English soldier carries standard of Walter de Mauny.
Text describes battle of Calais on December 31, 1348, between the French and the English.
Initial Q:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.
In left margin, standards bearing arms of Ribeaument, Roye, Crequi, Sempy, and Salisbury.
In center margin, six standards including first bearing arms of Stafford. All others are unidentified.

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