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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 95



n us hâve eompaflloa on the inhabitants: by vçtfpm of the town, we (ball fgop gain the caftle;' The knights again weit to th£ townfnaep, apd received their fubmiffious. They all came out to the plain, and prefenting the ]keys of the town to the earl, faid, ' Deajr fir, from this day forXvardjf we acknowledge ,QU)rfçlvps as your loyal fubje&s, and'place ourfelves, jn every refpeft, under the obedience of the king of England/ They fwore by their heads, that they would no, in any manner, affift or fuccour thofe in the caftle, but, on the contrary, diftrefs thegi all ip their power* The earl forbade, under pain of death, th*t any "hurt Ihould bp done towards the inhabitants of la Rèole. He then entered it with his pripy, and furrounding the caftle, ereHed all his machines ! Sgainft it; but they did little mifchief, for the caftle Vras very high, and built of a hard ilone. It was £r#6tcd a long time fince by the Saracens, who laid the fondations fo ftrong, and with fuch curious workroanftiip, that the buildings of our time can* pot be compared to it. When the earl found that his machines had no effect, he commanded them to defift; and, as he was çot without miners in his army, he ordered them to undermine the ditches of the caftle, fo that they might pafis under. Th* Was not, however, fpou done.


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