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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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On the mqrrotf, they embarked, in order to return to the countefs, their lady, at Hehnebon ; but they had contrary winds, which forced then! to land about three leagues from the town of Di-nant. They advanced into the country, deftroy-ing it as they marched, and taking what horfes they could lay hands on ; fo that fome were mounted without faddles Or bridles, and went for-wards until they came to Roche Perkm ; when fir Walter Manny, addrefling his companions, faid, r-Gentlemen, I (hould like much to attack this Ûmng caftie, 'all fatigued as 1 am, if I-had any to aflïft me, to fee if we could notoonquer it/ The other knights replied, c Go on, fir, boldly ; we will follow you until death.* They then all set forward to the aflault of the castle. The captain of it was Girard de Maulin ; the fame who had been prifoner at Dinant, as. before related : he armed his people, and placing them upon the bat-tlements and other parts of the defence, without Sheltering himfelf behind them, prepared for the afiault. It was . very (harp and perilous : among many who were feverely wounded were, fir 'John Boteler of Warrington and fir Matthew Trelawney; infomuch that they were obliged to be carried off. and laid in a field, with the other wounded. CHAP. 4 '


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