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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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» Sogae knights and fquires of the French, who knew the road to the caftle, made for it ; and the governor, fir Robert de Blargny, received them all ; as the caftle was very large, and plentifully vi&ualled : thofe were fafc that could get there. TheEnglilh, who were after the runaways, made great havofc; for tjiey fpared none. When the conftable, and thofe that had taken refuge withjjiiu within the gate of the bridge, looked round them, and faw the great ilaughter the Englilh were making, for they gave .no quarter, they began to fear le# they fiiould fall into the hands of fome of thole urchers, who would not know who they were. Bu| ihey perceived a knight who had but one eye, named fir Thomas Holland ( whom they had formerly known in Pruilia and Grenada), coming towards them, in company with five OK fix other knights ; they called to him, and alked if he would take them as his prifoners I Sir .Thomas and his company advanced to the gate, and, difmounting, afcended to the top, with fixteen others, where he found the above-mentioned knights, and twenty-five more^ who furrendered themfelves to fir Thomas*. Having * * * But here wbatfoever Froiffart doth report of the taking of this town, and of the yielding of thefe twq noble-men, i| is to be proved, that the faid earl of Tancarville mm taken bv one furnamed Legh, auceftor to fir Peter Legh now living ; whether in the fight or within the tower I have not to fay : but for the taking of the faid earl, and for his mother manlike prowefs (hewed here and elfewhere in this journey, king Edward, in recompense .of hm agreeable fer- . vice, 136 • '


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