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English translation, identifications and commentary

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 May 2022

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COLLEGE OF ARMS MS M 9, FOLIOS 31–66V

(31r) This book concerning deeds of arms in the conquest of the kingdom of France, the duchy of Normandy, the duchy of Alençon, the duchy of Anjou and Maine and many other counties was compiled for the noble man John Fastolf, baron of Sillé-le-Guillaume [in the year of Christ 1459, the year in which he died] by Peter Basset esquire, of the English nation, who followed the pursuit of arms in France under [the victorious prince] King Henry V [and by Christopher Hanson of the country of Germany, at one time with Thomas Beaufort, duke of Exeter, and Luket Nantron, native of Paris, one of the clerks of John Fastolf, and by the diligence of William Worcester, secretary of the same John Fastolf] and under John, duke of Bedford, Regent of the kingdom of France, and of other principal lieutenants under King Henry VI, for thirty-five years in total.

In the year of grace 1415, between the feasts of Michaelmas (29 September) and All Saints (II November), the most noble and victorious prince, Henry, king of England and of France, fifth of that name, took and conquered the town of Harfleur. Surrender was made to him by the principal captain of the place the lord of Gaucourt, and by the lord of Estouteville, Pierre de Gausseville knight, Jacques de Hermanville knight, Jean de Typtot knight, Henri Chamboy knight, knights, sub-captains in the said town under the lord of Gaucourt, and several others, all of whom were taken as prisoners to England. The victorious prince and king ordered and appointed as governor of the town his uncle Thomas Beaufort, duke of Exeter and earl of Dorset, the which duke of Exeter commissioned and established as his lieutenant and keeper therein (31v) Sir John Fastolf with a notable retinue [of fifteen] knights and [thirty-five] esquires and other men of war for the guard, safekeeping and defence of the said town, some of whose names follow, to wit, [the ‘baro’ of Carew of the county of Devon]

Sir Hugh Luttrell [of the county of Somerset]

John Standish esquire

Thomas Lord esquire and several others.

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A Soldiers' Chronicle of the Hundred Years War
College of Arms Manuscript M9
, pp. 231 - 374
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Print publication year: 2022

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