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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
page 49



m When thofe at the barriers tkw their people re-treating and driven back, they clofed them, but fo untimely that the lord of Cliffon was fliut out, and alfo fir Hervé de Léon, who were both taken pri-foners. On the other hand, on the part of the Englilh, who had advanced too eagerly, was the baron of Stafford, who was inclofed between the barriers and the gate, where the combat raged very •fiercely. The lord Stafford was taken, and many of his people were made prifoners, or flain. So the Englifh retreated to their quarters, and the Bretons into the city of Vannes. CHAP. XCV..'- THE KINO OF ENGLAND TAKES THE TOWN OF DINANT. THE LORD LEWIS OF SPAIN MAKES SOME CRUISES AT SEA. JN the manner above related were thefe knights taken prifoners. After that engagement, there were not any others of confequence ; for each fide was upon its guard. The king of England had laid fiege to Dinant, who wheii he bad been four days be-fore it, collected a great number of boats, in which he placed his archers, and had them rowed up to the pallifades of wood with which the town was inclofed. They (hot fo well that no one dared fcarcely to (hew himfelf at the windows, or any where elfe, to defend it. With the archers, there were others who with (harp axes, whilft the archers made ufe of their bows, cut the pallifades, and in a (hort time did


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