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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
page 79



£orci, and ttde towards Auberochcf where there is a handfome and ftrong caille, appertaining to the archbilhop of Touloufe. The Englilh took up tbeir quarters round about it, as if they meant to remain there for a length of time, and fent word ,to thofe within, that if they did not furrcnder fpeedily, when the town was taken, they fliould be all put to the fword with-out mercy. The inhabitants of the town and caftie were much alarmed; and, feeing no appearance of any fuccom: coming to them, they put themfelves under the obedience of the earl of- Derby, upon condition that their lives and fortunes were fpared, and acknowledged him as their lord, for the king of England. The earl then made a handfome retreat towards Bourdeaux, having left in Àuberoche a fufficient garrifon, under the command of fir Frank van Halle, fir Alain de Finefroide, and fir John Lendal. On his road he came to Libourne, a fair and large town, twelve leagues from Bourdeaux ; to which he laid fiege, and told thofe about him, that he would not quit it before he had got poffeflion of it. The inhabitants confulted together ; and con-fidering well the good and evil of being aflaulted and vexed, they furrendered themfelves to the earl of Derby, and did homage to him during,the three days he remained-there. The carl of Derby fent the earl of Pembroke to Bergerac, and left the lord Stafford, fir Steven de * A town in Perigord. Courcy, 66


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