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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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es well provided with men at arms and artillery, who defended themfelves as long as they were able : at laft it was taken, with much (laughter on all thofe that were found in it. The earl of Derby recruited his forces there with frefli men at arms, and then advanced towards the principal town of the inheritance of the count de Lille, which was under the command of the lord Philip de Dyon and the lord Arnold de Dyon. He invefted it on ail tides, and made his archers advance to the barriers, where they (hot fo well that none durft appear to defend them : the Englilh, having won the barriers, and every thing even to the gate, retired in the evening. On the next morning, they renewed the attack in different places at once, and gave thofe within fo much to do, that they did not know which way to defend themfelves. The inhabitants therefore requefted two knights who were there, to treat with the earl of Derby for a peace, that their fortunes might be faved. They fent before them an herald, who obtained a lhort truce, to fee if any agreement could be entered into. The earl of Derby ordered his men to retire, and came himfelf, accompanied by the lord Stafford and fir Walter Mannv to the bars, to confer with the inhabitant! The earl, at firft, would hear of nothing but unconditional fubmiffion : at laft it was fettledj that the town Ihould put itfelf under the dependency of the king of England, as duke of Guienne, and "that twelve of the principal citizens Ihould be fent to Bourdeaux, as hoftages. The French knights and fquires left the place with paffports, and went to la Rèole. CHAP.


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