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1810 Excerpt: ... youre ban-er;-God' sende " you joye and honour
thereof ' Than Sir Johan Chandos bare " his baner to his owne
company, and sayde, ' Sirs, beholde " here my baner, and yours;
kepe it as your owne.' And they " toke it, and were right joyful
therof, and sayd, that by the " pleasure of God, and, Saint George,
they wold kepe and de" fend it to the hest of their powers. And so
the baner abode " in the handes of a good Englishe squyer, called
William Alery, " who bare it that day, and acquaytted himself right
nobly."--Froissart, Vol. I. ch. 237. The loss of a banner was not
only great dishonour, but an infinite disadvantage. At the battle
of Cocherel, in Normandy, the flower of the combatants, on each
side, were engaged..in the attack and defence of the banner of the
eaptnll of Buche, the English leader. It was planted amid n bush of
thorns, and guarded by sixty men at arms, who defended it
gallautly. " There were many rescues, and many a " one hurt and
cast to the earth, and many feats of armes " done, and many gret
strokes given, with-good axes of steel, " that it was wonder to
behold." The battle did not cease untill the captall's standard was
taken and torn to pieces. We learn, from the following passage in
Stowe's Chronicle, that the standard of Edward I. was a golden
dragon. " The " king entred Wales with an army, appointing the
footmen to " occupie the enemies in fight, whiles his horsemen, in
a wing, " set on the rcre battell: hirnselfe, with a power, kept
his " place, where he pight his golden dragon, unto whiche, as to "
a castle, the wounded and wearied might repair." " Where was thou
bred? where ...
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