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'came the lords Talbot and Escalles (lord Scales), and Messire John Fascot (Fastolf), who being informed of the taking of Jargeau, had left at Estampes the provisions and the artillery, which, in order to succour it, they had conveyed from Paris, and had advanced with great speed, thinking also to render aid to Baugency. And they had thought to cause the siege to be raised; but they could not enter, although they had four thousand combatants. For they found the French in such good order, that they gave up this enterprise, and returned to the bridge of Meung and attacked it with great animosity. But they were compelled to abandon every thing and enter into the city, on account of the avant-guard of the French ; which came in great haste after the taking of Baugency, that day in the morning, being desirous of attacking them. Therefore, that same day did they evacuate the whole city of Meung, and began their march through the plains, in gallant array, with the intention of proceeding to Jenville. Wherefore, when the duke of Alençon, and the other French lords who arrived after their avantguard, had learned the same, they hastened as much as in them lay, with their army, always keeping in good order, so that the English had no time to go as far as Jenville, but to a village in Beausse, named Pathay.
And because the Pucelle and several lords were not willing that the grand battle should be taken
from their path, they chose La Hire, Poton, Jamet de Tilloy, Messire Ambrose de Lore, Thibaut de Termes, and other very valiant men at arms on horseback, as well as the people of the lord of Beaumanoir, together with others who joined in their company, to undertake the charge of scouring and skirmishing before the English, to prevent and guard them from seeking a retreat in any strong place, which they accordingly effected. And even more than that; for they entered and struck among them with so much hardihood, that although they were not more than from fourteen to fifteen hundred combatants, they routed and discomfited them, notwithstanding they had upwards of four thousand fighting men. Of the which there remained dead upon the field about two thousand two hundred, as well of English as of false Frenchmen, and the rest betook them to flight, in order to save themselves, proceeding towards Jenville; at which place the people of the city closed upon them their gates; wherefore it behoved them to fly elsewhere, at a mere hazard. And in consequence of this were many after killed and taken in the same manner as with those of the great battle, who, upon their discomfiture, had joined with the first who were put to flight. In the course of this day much was gained by the French ; for the lord Talbot, the lord of Escales (Scales), Messire Thomas Rameston, and another captain named Hongnefort (Hungerford), were taken prisoners, together with many other lords and valiant men of England. And in another quarter those of Jenville were not the losers; to many of whom numbers of the English had confided the greater part of their money, when they had passed through that place, in order to go and succour Baugency. This same day surrendered themselves to the king, the inhabitants of Jenville ; and there was a gentleman also named lieutenant to the captain, and the French were stationed within the great tower, to whom he tendered the oath to be good and loyal. And forthwith speeded unto the king the renown of this discomfiture, from the which many escaped by flight, and among others Messire John Fascot (Fastolf), who took refuge in Corbueil ; and so greatly were affrighted the troops of the English garrisons in the country of Beausse, namely, at Mont-pipeau, Saint Sigismont, and other strong and fortified places, that they set fire thereto, and hastily took to flight. And on the contrary, the courage of the French increased, who from all sides assembled at Orleans, believing that the king was to proceed thither, to give orders concerning the journey for his coronation; which he did not perform; whereat those of the city, who had caused it to be hung and adorned, were very discontented, not taking into consideration the affairs of the king, who, in order to arrange concerning matters of state, sojourned at Sully, on the river Loire. And thither went the duke of Alençon, and all the lords and men at war, who had been present at the battle of Pathay, and from thence they had retired to Orleans. And in particular the Pucelle, who spake to him respecting the constable; displaying unto him the good will which he showed towards him, and the noble lords and valiant men at war, to the number of fifteen hundred combatants, whom he conducted with him; supplicating that he would pardon his evil conduct. The which was accorded by the king at her request, as well as on account of the love he bore to the lord de la Trimouille, who possessed the greatest influence near his person; but he would not permit him to be one of the journey, nor present at his inauguration; whereat the Pucelle was very much displeased, as well as many other great lords, captains, and other persons of the council, well knowing that he thereby sent away many personages of worth and valiant men. But nevertheless they dared not to speak, because they perceived that the king did all, in every thing, as pleased unto the said lord de la Trimouille, for whose satisfaction he would not suffer that the constable should approach near unto him. Wherefore he bethought him to employ his men at war in another direction, who were very desirous to make use of their armıs, and were willing to go and besiege Marchesnoir, which is between Blois and Orleans. But when the English and
the Burgundians, who were garrisoned there, became acquainted therewith, they despatched under safe conduct some from among them to the duke of Alençon, who treated with them on the part of the king, and accorded them a lapse of ten days, to transport from thence their goods, and did so much that they promised to be good and loyal Frenchmen, and to surrender up the place into their king's hands, for the performance of which they sent hostages for the greater security. And for so doing, and on account of the same, the king was to grant them a pardon for all offences. After the said treaty, it was by the duke of Alençon made known to the constable, that he was no longer to proceed forwards; neither did he do so. But the traitors perjured themselves : for when they learned that the constable, misdoubting of whom they had ratified this treaty, was marched away, they so acted during the term of the ten days, that they took for security several of the people of the duke of Alençon, and imprisoned them within their town of Marchesnoir; in order that they might get back their hostages, and by this means did not surrender, but kept the place as they had before done.
Sunday, after the festival of Saint John the Baptist, this same year, one thousand four hundred twenty and nine, Bonny was surrendered up to Messire Loys de Culan, admiral of France, who had thither repaired to besiege it with a great power of people,