Footnote 151

To quote part of Enguerrand de Monstrelet's report on this incident:
"The earl, on the third day after his arrival before Orleans, entered the tower on the bridge, and ascended to the second story, whence from a window that overlooked the town he was observing what was passing within, and was considering on the best mode of reducing it to obedience. While thus occupied, a stone from a veuglaire struck the window, whence the earl, hearing the report, had withdrawn, but too late, for the shot carried away part of his face, and killed a gentleman behind him dead on the spot. The army were greatly grieved at this unfortunate accident, for he was much feared and beloved by them, and considered the most subtle, expert, and fortunate in arms of all the English captains. The earl, though so severely wounded, lived eight days; and having summoned all his captains, he admonished them, in the name of the King of England, to reduce the town of Orleans to his obedience without fail. Having done this, he was carried to Mehun, and there died, as I have said, at the end of eight days." ("The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet", Vol I, p. 545).
For other sources, see:
Neillands' "The Hundred Years War", p. 255;
Pernoud's "Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses", p 74; and
Seward's "The Hundred Years War" , p. 210.

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