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HOLLAR, W. - Combat between John de Astley and Peter de Masse.

HOLLAR, W. - Combat between John de Astley and Peter de Masse.
Combat between John de Astley and Peter de Masse. - HOLLAR, W.
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Title : Combat between John de Astley and Peter de Masse..
Map maker : HOLLAR, W..
Date : London, 1656.
Size : 11.0 x 14.6 inches. / 28.0 x 37.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Combat between John de Astley & Peter de Masse" which took place in 1438 from 'The Antiquities of Warwickshire' by William Dugdale. 1656.
Of the Patshull branch of the Astley family was John de Astley, who, on the 29th of August, 1438, maintaining a duel on horseback, within the street called Antoine, in Paris, against one Peter de Masse, a Frenchman, in the presence of Charles the Seventh, King of France, pierc’t the said Peter through the head, and had (as by the articles betwixt them conditioned) the helmit of the said Peter, being so vanquish’d, to present unto his lady. And on the 30th January, 20 of Henry the Sixth, undertook another fight in the Smythfield, within the city of London, in the prescence of the same King Henry the Sixth, with Sir Philip Boyle, an Arragonian Knight, who having been in France, by the King his master’s command to look out some hardy person against whom he might try his skill in feats of armes, and missing there of his desires, repaired hither. After which combate ended (being gallantly perform’d on foot, with battil-axes, speares, swords, and daggers), he was knighted by the King, with an annuity of one hundred marks during his life. Nay, so famous did he grow for his valour, that he was elected Knight of the Garter.” as written by William Dugdale.

Condition : Good condition.

ID: 91798

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