Selected illustrations of military interest from
Chronique de Charles VII
by Jean Chartier, 1470-1480AD, BnF MS Français 2691


7v, Bataille de Verneuil (1424)
Battle of Verneuil (1424)


17v, Bataille de Rouvray-Saint-Denis (1429)
Battle of Rouvray-Saint-Denis (1429)
(Battle of The Herrings)

28r, Bataille de Patay (1429)
Battle of Patay (1429)
Flag with the black porcupine badge of the Duc d’Orléans on a white field.


102r, Prise de Meaux (1439)
Capture of Meaux (1439)


114v, Siège de Pontoise (1441)
Siege of Pontoise (1441)


121r, Siège du camp Anglais (1443)
Siege of the English camp (1443)
Louis the Dauphin's attack in 1443 on the wooden fort built by Talbot in 1442 to menace Dieppe.
Banner of the Dauphin Louis, later Louis XI.


132r, Siège de Fougères (1449)
Siege of Fougères (1449)

183r, Bataille de Formigny (1450)
Battle of Formigny (1450)

205v, Prise de Blaye (1451)
Capture of Blaye (1451)


271r, Entrée de Philippe III le Bon à Gand
Entry of Philip III the Good into Gand
The banner of Burgundy. It is divided quarterly, the first and fourth quarters being New Burgundy (azure, semé-de-lis or, within a bordure compony of gules and argent); the second being Old Burgundy (bendy of 6, azure and or, within a bordure gules) impaled with Brabant (sable, a lion or armed and langued gules); and the third being Old Burgundy impaled by Limburg (argent, a lion gules crowned and armed or); with overall an escutcheon of Flanders (or, a lion sable armed and langued gules).

Date, images and captions from mandragore.bnf.fr
Titre : « La Cronicque du temps de tres chrestien roy Charles, septisme de ce nom, roy de France, faitte et compillée par JEHAN CHARETIER »
Date d'édition : 1401-1500
Type : manuscrit
Langue : Français
Format : Vélin, miniatures, vignette
Description : Commençant par : « Au nom du Pere et du Filz et du Saint Esperit, de la glorieuse vierge Marie, de monseigneur Saint Denis, patron de France, et de la beatitude celeste, sy commence la cronicque du temps de tres chrestien roy Charles, septisme de ce nom, roy de France, faitte et compillée par moi Jehan Charetier, chantre de l'eglise monseigneur Saint Denis » .
Droits : domaine public
Identifiant : ark:/12148/btv1b9007428x

Source : Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 2691 (black and white images only)

Title: "The Chronicle of the time of very christian King Charles, seventh of that name, King of France, made and compiled by JEAN CHARTIER"
Publication date : 1401-1500
Type: manuscript
Language : French
Format: Vellum, miniatures, vignette
Description : Starting with "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, of the glorious Virgin Mary, of Monsignor Saint Denis, patron saint of France, and of the heavenly beatitude, so begins the Chronicle of the time of the very christian King Charles, seventh of that name, King of France, made and compiled by me Jean Chartier, cantor of the Monsignor Saint Denis Church".
Rights: public domain



18. ENGLISH ARCHER c.1450 in Armies of the Middle Ages, Volume 1 by Ian Heath, references the 'Chronique de Charles VII':
"The figure portrayed here comes from the ‘St Albans Chronicle’, wherein most (but not all) of the English infantry wear such surcoats. This appears to be the earliest of the many 15th century mss. which actually show the uniform of red cross on white. French mss., such as the ‘Vigiles’ and ‘Chroniques de Charles VII’, continue to depict English soldiers wearing surcoats of all kinds of colours, though still almost invariably with the red cross on the breast and back, though smaller than shown here."





See also 'Les Vigiles de Charles VII' by Martial d'Auverne, 1484AD, BnF MS Français 5054
See a Burgundian mounted archer in Armies of the Middle Ages, volume 1 by Ian Heath
Other 15th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers