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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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of Bergerac had defired of them. The earl of Derby anfwered, ( He who begs for mercy ihould have mercy fliewn him: tell them to open their gates, and let us enter, when we .will aifure them of fafety from us and from our people/ The two lords returned, and reported what the earl had faid. Upon which, the townfmen went to the market-place, where every one, men and women being aflembled, they rang the bells, threw open the gates, went out in procellion to meet the earl of Derby, and, with all humility, conducted him to the church where they fwore homage and fealty to him, ac-knowledging Jiim as their lord, for the king of England, by virtue of a procuration which he had with him. CHAP. CIH. THE EARL OF DERBY" CONQUERS MANY TOWNS AND FORTRESSES IN UPPER GASCONV. ^HE fame day that the count de Lille, the barons and knights of Gafcony had retreated to la Rèole, they held a counfel, and refolved to feparate and withdraw into fortreffes, to carry on the war from thefe garrifons, and to form a body of four or live hundred combatants, by way of frontier guard, under the command of the feuefchal of Touloufe. The count de Villemur was ordered to Auberoche;* fir Bertrand des Près to Pellegrue ;f the lord Philip * In Perigord, dioccfe of Perigueux. f A forai I town of Condomois, in the diocefe of Condom. dQ 60


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