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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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Towards midnight* about two hundred lances; well mounted, fallied out of Perigueux : they rode lb faft, that"before day-light they came to the Eng-lilh camp, and falling upon it, killed and wounded many. They entered the tent of the earl of Oxford, whom they found arming himfelf: he was immedi-ately attacked, and taken prifoner, as well as three knights of his houfehold, otherwife he would have been flain. , The Gafcons finding they had awa-kened the whole army, retired, and took their road to Perigueux, It was time for them to do fo •: and fortunately they found the gates of the barriers open ; for they were fo clofely purfuied, that they were thrown into confufion : but the Gafcons, ' ES foon as they could ' rally themfelves, difmounted, and, fword in hand, foughtwith the Englilh, and maintained their ground fo well, that they loft nothing. The Englilh returned to the earl of Derby, who marched forward until he came before Pelagrue, ' where he remained fix days, and many ail affault was made upon it. During the time he continued there, the earl of Oxford and his companions were exchanged, for the vifcount de Boufquetin, the vifcount de Châtillon, the lord of Lefcun, the lord of Chateaiïnôuf ; and upon condition that the lands of Perigord Ihould remain in peace for three years r • not, however, but that any knight or fquire might take up arms, without forfeiting the treaty ; but no-thing was to be burnt or pillaged in that country for that fpace of time. The Englilh, therefore, de-parted from before Pelagrue, as it was part of Peri- Voi*. IL . F, • gord, 6»


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