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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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. Notwitbftanding there were many greater lords ' in .this expedition than the fenefchal of Beaucaire, he had all the honour and glory of it. CHAP. CXVIII. 4 ' ; SIR JOHN NORWICH ESCAPES FROM ANGOULEME^; • WHEN THAT TOWN • SURRENDERS TO ' *THE * FRENCH., - ' • 'J'HE lords of France remained for a very confi-. derable time before Angouleme., ' The French overran all the couiitry which had been conquered by the Engli(h : $hey: created much trouble and; whenever they found a fit opportunity, Brought to their camp mtoy prifoners and much pillage : the two brothers of BoUrbon acquired great praile from all, as they were the foremoft in every ex* Crtirfion. v ' When fir. John Norwich* the governor of An* gtmleme, found that the duke of Normandy would not break up the fiege until he had gained tl)ë city ; that his provifions were growing Jhort, and that the earl of Derby fhewed no figns of coming to his re-lief: having alfo perceived that the inhabitants were puch inclined to the French, and would have turned to them before, if they had* dared : he began to be fufpieious of treafon, and bethought how he could beft fave himfelf and his companions. On the eve of the Purification, lie came on the battlements of the walls of the city alone, without having 112.


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