Friday, May 27, 2011

W 52

52.  Charny asks:   Two captains fight each other in the field with a great number of men at arms on either side.  So one of the captains orders that all the gains which one part or the other has on the day should be common booty.  So they ride out to fight, and when they come to the battle many of the men of the captain who has made this order leave the field and flee. And indeed though they did not remain the said captain defeats his enemies and gains prisoners and plenty of other goods and takes possession of the field.  And when they have returned to their position, those who fled have returned, too, and demand a share of the booty with the others.   The others say no.   Many good arguments are given on either side.  How will it be judged by the law of arms?  

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