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Sir Walter Mauny

(c. 1310—1372) soldier and founder of the London Charterhouse


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A man of the same chivalric disposition as King Edward III of England (r. 1327–1377), Walter de Mauny became one of the king's closest comrades in arms. Mauny's modern-day fame is due in large part to the writings of the chronicler Jean Froissart, who also hailed from Hainaut (in present-day France and Belgium), who loved to relate the kind of brave personal exploits for which Mauny became renowned.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Military History.


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