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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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ctopty and dcfencelefs to flint themfelves up là tie fortified tbwiis. There wis not any appearance 6f oppofition frote the knights and fquires of Sàia-longé, who had retired to their fortreffes, withotit making any effort to combat the Englilh. • The earl of Derby at lafi came before the towt of St. Jean d'Augely*, and immediately began an attack upon it. There were not in the town, any wen at arms ; and at vefpers; when the attack was hearly ended^ fir William dé Rion, mayor of the town, and the principal inhabitants, fent to demand paffpdrts for fit of the citizens to come and treat with the earl : it was granted them for that night, fetid the whole of the next day. On the morrow, thelfe citizens tame to the earl in his tent, and fworè to be good Englishmen as long as the king of Eng-land, of any Orté from him, would keep them in fcéace from the French. The earl fefrelhed himfelf in the tow* for fbUr days, and received the ho-Wftgfe of thé inhabitants : he then advanced tè Niortf, êt which fir Guifc&rd d'Angle was gover-nor. He made three attacks upon it ; • but not gaining any thing, he paffed on, and came to the tillage of St. Maximien, which he took by Éorm, àM flew aH that Were within it. He next marched to Montrent! Bontn|, where there were upwards of two hundred coiners, who were minting money for the king of France, and who declared that they * In Saintonge, diocefe of Saintes. t A city in Poitou, nineteen leagues from PbRiefs. IA town in Poitou, three leagues frwn Poitiers. • 1 * would


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