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'Battle of Poitiers' in St. Albans Chronicle, St. Albans, England, 15th century.
Lambeth Palace Library MS 6, f.221v.
A larger detail of the 'Battle of Poitiers' in St. Albans Chronicle, St. Albans, England, 15th century. Lambeth Palace Library MS 6, f.221v.
Collection name: Manuscripts
Title: ST ALBAN'S CHRONICLE
Description: Battle of Poitiers, partly among rocks. The King of France in gold armour with housings of France surrenders to Prince Edward.
Date: 15th century
Source: Lambeth Palace Library
St. Albans Chronicle is used as the source for figure 51. FRENCH INFANTRYMAN c.1450 in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 1 by Ian Heath
... this portrays a French infantryman at the time of Formigny and Castillon, wearing the white cross that the French had adopted as their field sign in the 14th century. Its first appearance was in 1355 when troops being raised in preparation for the campaign of that year were issued with white strips to wear on their clothes in the form of distinguishing white crosses.
The figure illustrated here wears a much larger cross on a green surcoat, other figures in the same source wearing blue, red and grey surcoats, not always with the cross.
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