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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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repairs made to the fortifications of the town, and that, if any of the Englifh array ihould want provi-fions, they might be at liberty to purchafe them. Upon this, tliere were fent twelve of the principal' citizens as hoftages, who were ordered to Bour-deaux. The Englifh refrefhed themfelves with pro-vifions from the town, but none were fuffered to enter it. They then continued their march, burning and deftroymg all the country as far as Aiguillon : the governor of which place came out to meet the earl, and furrendered the town and caflle to him, on condition of their lives and fortunes being fpared, to the great aftopifhment of all the country, for it was one of the firongeft caflles in the world, and almoft impregnable. When the fquire, who had thus furrendered Aiguillon, came to Touloufe, which is feventeen leagues diftant, the townfraen arrçfted him, on fufpicion of treafon, and hung him. This caftie is fituated on the point between two navigable rivers. The earl ordered it to be re-vi&ualled, and the for-tifications repaired, in order to its being fit to re-ceive him on his return, and that it might ferve for a fecure guard to his other poffeffions. He gave the command of it to -fir John de Gombry*. He then came to a caftie called Segart, which he took * Barnes fays, to the lord John Moubray ; but I do not fee upon what grounds. 1 ihould rather imagine it was John de Montgomerie, who was captain of Calais in the 21ft of Edward HI., and had other charges of trull. by 79 •


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