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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 132



Hi ^ pendencies, to make an attack with their lam, from -tic morning until noon ; and thofe from Rouergue, Cahors, and Agenois, to continue it from their re-treat until the evening. ' The duke promifed to any •of Mi flddic*• who ihoujd gain the draw-bridge of he «aille a reward of a hundred golden crowns.* The duke, in order to affîft this attack, commanded a Atii&feér of Veffels and barges to come down the rivet, m which many embarked to erofe it, vrbilft the remainder paled over the bridge. Thofe in the cailléxhstde a gallant defence; but at laft, fome ef the French got into a ftnall boat, and, paffing under the bridge, fattened ftrong hooks and chains to the draw-bridge, With Wtiifch they pulled fo Juftily, that they broke the iron chains which hefld the bridge, and forced it down. ' * The French, fo eager were they to gain the pro^ tmféd reward, leaped upon the bridge in fuch hafte, ihat they tumbled over each othfc*. The beéeged 4iung down upon them ftonei, bof Hme^ large beams, and boiling Water, fb that many Were burl, rand drowned in the ditches. The bridge, however, was taken, though it coft them more tikén it was Worth : but they could net gain the gate : there-fore, M i Was Me, they returned to flieir mmp3 for they had need of reft; and thefe within the caftie Rallied out, and repaired Hie bridge, mttkmg it ftronger than it wa« before. On the next day, two principal engineers- came •totliedtfké, and ftid, If hé wiwrfd fed them jirdod • 6i. id. each.—BAHSES, 14 and


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