Note 011
From Chapter 66 of the Decline & Fall

Through some Italian corruptions, the etymology of Falcone in bosco (Matteo Villani, l. xi. c. 79, in Muratori, tom. xv. p. 746), suggests the English word Hawkwood, the true name of our adventurous countryman (Thomas Walsingham, Hist. Anglican. inter Scriptores Cambdeni, p. 184). After two-and-twenty victories, and one defeat, he died, in 1394, general of the Florentines, and was buried with such honours as the republic has not paid to Dante or Petrarch (Muratori, Annali d'Italia, tom. xii. p. 212 - 371).

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