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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 128r

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 161 -- French soldiers in full armor, some wearing surcoats decorated with fleur-de-lis, some carrying spears, one holding oriflamme, are led by Philip VI of France, crowned, carrying sword. They advance toward English soldiers in full armor, led by Edward the Black Prince, crowned, wearing garment decorated with quartered arms of England and France. Some soldiers carry spears. One holds standard with quartered arms of England and France.
Initial Q:
Initial, decorated with foliate ornament, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay impaled with arms of Marie de Broyes.
In upper left and left margins, standards bearing arms of Petersem, Sancerre, Burgundy, unidentified, unidentified, Berry, Saint-Venant, Fiennes, unidentified, unidentifed, and Orleans.
In upper right and center margins, standards bearing arms of Ufford, Ros, Oxford, Chandos, unidentified, Captal de Buch, unidentified, Audeley, Norwich, Cobham, and Ghistelles.
Text describes battle of Poitiers on September 19, 1356, between the French and the English.

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