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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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Englifh. In obedience to which, there came to Bourdeaux the lords d'Albret, de PEfparre, de Rofem, de Mucidan, de Pumiers, de Courton, de Bouqueton, fir Aymery de Trafte, and many others; The earl collected twelve hundred men at arms, two thoufand archers, and three thoufand infantry. With thefe he-croffed the Garonne, between Bour* deaux and Blayes, and took the road for Saintonge. He firft came before Mirabeau*, which he took by alfault, as well as the caftie ; and, having placed therein a garrifon of his own men, rode on to Aul-nayf, which he alfo took and its caftie, and then BenonJ and Surgeresf : but they could make no-thing of the caftie of Marans||, which is about three leagues from la Rochelle : they pufhed on, therefore, to Mortaigne-fur-mer, in Poitou, which they took and re-gar rifoned. They then advanced to Lufignanï, and burnt the town, but could not gain the caftie. They next marchpd to Taille* bourg**, and, having conquered the bridge, tow* and caftie, put all the inhabitants to the fword, becaufe they had, in the aflault, killed a valiaat knight. t The whole country was fo much alarmed, that they fled before the Engliih, leaving their houfes * A town in Poitou, diocefe of Poitiers. • . f A town in Poitou. • . , r. : î A town in Ancenis. § A town in Ancenis. * * * H A town in Ancenis. A town in Poitou. ** A town in Saintonge, three leagues from Sainte*. N 3 . empty 181


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