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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 44v

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 50 -- Norman soldiers, wearing armor, within ship with standard bearing arms of Normandy, aim bows and arrows at English soldiers, wearing armor, aiming bows and arrows at Normans, within ship with standard bearing arms of England.
Text describes battle of Sluys on June 24, 1340, between the English and the Normans.
Initial Q:
Initial, decorated with geometric ornament, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay impaled with arms of Marie de Broyes.
In center margin, four standards of Wake of Lydel, Gloucester and Hereford, John Chandos, and Walter de Mauny.

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