Footnote 523

From the chronicle of Perceval de Cagny: "... she asked the King to give her some of his men-at-arms and said: 'By my baton [par mon martin - referring to a commander's staff of authority or 'baton'],' - this was her oath - 'I will have provisions brought to them.' The King granted her this, for which she was greatly overjoyed." (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, pp. 4 - 5).


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