Milan: 1453

Pages 15-16

Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts in the Archives and Collections of Milan 1385-1618. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1912.

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July 20.
20. Andrea de la Val Ma … to Mons. Jacomo de Beaumont.
Monsignor the bailly:
I commend myself to you. Be pleased to know that yesterday the 17th (sic) of this month the king had certain news by the great herald that Talbot with as many men as he could get together came on Tuesday, the 17th of the month, at the ninth hour of the morning to Tafalon Pigort, before which place the men-at-arms of the king were lodged, as you know. They came to attack the king's troops in their camp, and the fight lasted some two or three hours; they met with a stout resistance, when the banner of Saint George and that of the king were captured and sent into the camp. So also was that of Talbot and those of many other English lords and nobles. In hand-to-hand combat were slain this same Lord Talbot, Lord de Lisle, his son, Lord de Candale, son of the captain, Lord Desmoulins, a valiant man and Talbot's nephew, with many other lords and others in great numbers. The rest took to flight, both those in the field and those in the ships, straight to Bordeaux. The king gave thanks to God and ordered the Te Deum Laudamus to be sung, as indeed he had good reason to do. Yesterday evening came Traoul the herald bringing letters from the lords captains of war, of which I enclose a copy. They say that in the pursuit quite 1,500 were slain and all the others taken and routed. They also say that the people of the aforesaid place are willing to surrender themselves to the king's mercy, but they will not receive them, because they expect and hope, with God's help, that they will not meet with a very determined resistance from them. I have nothing else to write about.
Written at the (poca) of Yfoniguasti, the 20th of July.