Footnote 558

The 15th century sources include the following:

Enguerrand de Monstrelet: "...And then, while he was at the aforesaid window, a stone [ball] from a veuglaire came flying suddenly out of the city, which struck the window where the aforesaid Earl was; although he was already withdrawing inside due to the sound of the shot, nevertheless he was struck very grievously and mortally by the aforesaid window-lattice, and a good portion of his face was torn off..." (For the original language, see "[La] chronique d'Enguerran de Monstrelet: en deux livres, avec pièces justificatives: 1400-1444", Vol IV, p, 300.)

"Journal du Siège d'Orléans": "...but as he was there, observing the town through the windows of the Tourelles, he was struck by a cannon which people said had been fired from a tower called Our Lady (Nostre Dame) Tower, although it was never known exactly where it had been fired from, for which reason it was said... by many people that this was an act of God. The shot from this cannon hit him in the head so that it crushed half of his cheek and gouged out one of his eyes: which was a great benefit for this kingdom, for he was the head of the army, the most feared and renowned of all the English in the practice of arms." (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 100).
The "Chronique Normandie" says that the cannon was set off by a "student" during a truce. (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 345).
Robert Blondel describes him as a "youth" (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 347).
The document which Quicherat described as "Chronique de l'Etablissement de la Fête" says the cannon fired from either the Notre Dame Tower or from Saint-Anthoine, and it was a "young pageboy" who fired it (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol V, p. 287).

"Le Doyen de Saint-Thibaud de Metz": "... in the previous year [1428], the Earl of Salisbury had been killed by a shot from a bombarde" (For the original language, see Quicherat's "Procès...", Vol IV, p. 323).

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