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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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to-thé walls of the toWn ; for, during the tirpe they were building, they had filled lip the ditches, fo that thefe lowers could éàfily pafs over them. Thofe that were iii thtem began immediately to' (hoot fo well, and quifck/ that ûbne dared io appear Upon the battlements urilefs he were well armed, or hacl a fhield. Between thefe two towers were polled two hundred men with pick-axes and bars, to make a breach in the walls; which they did, and call away the Hones. The inhabitants, feeing this, came fiipon the walls, and inquired for fome of the chiefs of the army, to fpeak to them. The earl of Derby, being informed of it, fent thither fir Walter Manny and the lord Stafford, who found the townfiften willing to furrender the town, on condition of theit lives and fortunes being fpared. When the governor, fir Àgos de Bans, a Pro-vençal, found that the inhabitants wanted to ftflr-render the town, he retired into the caftle of la Rèole, with his fellow-foldiers; and, whilft this treaty was going on he had conveyed into it great quantities of wine and other provifion. He then ordered the gates to be fattened, and faid, he would never furrender in fo 'fhameful a manner. : The two knights returned to the earl of Derby, and related to him that the townfraen were defirous of furrendering upon the terms above named: the earl fent them back, to know what the governor's intentions were refpe&ing the caftle. They re-turned with ' the anfwer, that he had fliut himfelf up in,the caftle, and would not yield it. After a little confideration, the earl faid, ' Well, well, let • Vo*. II. G us


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