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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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mour (hielded them from the arrows : they kept the archers well employed all the day, and many on each fide were wounded. At laft, the Englilh who were in the veflels exerted themfelves fo much, that they broke down a large piece of the palifades ; thofe of Bergerac then retreated, and requefted time to confider, if they Ihould not furrender the place. The remainder of that day and night was granted them, upon condition that they did not attempt to repair the breaches : and every one re-tired to his quarters. The lords of Gafcony held, that night, a long council ; and, about midnight, having packed up all their baggage, they fet out from Bergerac, and followed the road to la Rèole,* which is not far diftant, whofe gates were opened to them, and ther* they took up theif quarters. The Englilh, on the morrow morning, re-em-barked on board their fleet, and came to the part where the palifades had been broken down : they found in that place great numbers of the townfmen, who intreated the knights, that they would befeech the earl of Derby to have mercy on them, and allow them their lives and fortunes, and from thencefor-ward they would yield obedience to the king of England. The earl of Pembroke and the earl of Oxford replied, they would cheerfully comply with their requeft, and went to the earl of Derby who was not prefent, and related to him what the inhabitants * Rèole,~-a town of the Bazadois, on the Garonne. of 59


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