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France, Troyes (?) or, more probably, Paris, ca. 1412-1415
MS M.804 fol. 108r

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Jean Froissart: Chroniques, Book I, Chapter 137 -- English and Scottish soldiers, wearing full armor, some holding bows and arrows, others with spears, engage in battle outside city walls of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Two soldiers are fallen to ground, wounded. Queen Philippa, crowned, mounted, and second female figure, mounted, enter city gates.
Text describes battle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne on October 17, 1346, between the English and the Scots.
Initial I:
Initial, decorated, contains arms of Pierre de Fontenay.

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