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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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CHAP. CIV. THE EARL OF OXFORD IS TAKEN PRISONER IN GASCONY, BUT SET AT LIBERTY BY EXCHANGE. j^FTERtfais conqueft, and (hat the earl of Derby had left there men at arms and archers, he came before Bonneval,* and made a violent attack upon it, in which many were killed and wounded. At laft he took it, and (hewed mercy. After he had reinforced it with men at arms, and another governor, he puflied forward, and, entering the county of Perigord, pafled by Bordelles^f but did not attack it, as he faw it would be only pains thrown away. He ftill advanced, until he came before Peri-gueux.J There was in the town the earl of Peri-gord, the lord Roger de Perigord his brother, the lord of Duras, and fully fixfcore knights and fquires of that country. When the earl of Derby came there, he con-fidered in what manner he might attack it moil advantageoufly, for he faw it was very ftrong. But, after having maturely weighed it, he thought it moil prudent not to wafte his time : he therefore retreated two leagues, and took up his quarters upon the banks of a river, in order to attack the caftie of Pelagrue.§ * A village in the diocefe of Agen. t A village in Bazadois, election of Condom. f Capital of Perigord. S A town iu the Condomois. Toward*


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