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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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m • * EngUfti fo4 Prçtoçs piade frequent attacks upon ti^e lord Charles9! party, ami with various fuccefa; hut the country was completely ruined anjl oe-ftroyed by tbefe m#n Qt ww, a#d the poor people paid dearly for it. Three knights, one day, fet out to befiege a town called la Roche-d'erricn : they had coiiefted a number of men at arm? on horfeback, and foot folders, and made fome violent attacks upon the town ; but it was fo well defended, that the Eng-liih could riot gain any advantage. The captain of the gftrrifon for lord Charles was Taffart de Guines*, tji|t three parts of the inhabitants were more at* ^ched tp the Engliih than to the French ; fo they arretted fir Taffart, and declared they would mur-der him, if he would not join them \n furrendering the place to the Engliih. - Upon this, he faid he would comply with whatever they wiihed : they then let him gp, *nd advance^ towards the Engliih army, whom they admitted into their town. Sir Taffart was continued as before, governor of it. When the Engliih returned to* Heanebon, they left with him a fuffieiepgy of men pt arms and archers, to defend the town and caftle. Lord Charles, when be heard this, fwors things ftioukl not go on thus. He iummoned all his par*» tifans in Brittany and Normandy, and ajSembled in the city o£ Mantes fifteen hundred men in drmu fu*4 twelve t^jpufwd fpqt foldiers* These might be Retard Touflaint. \ FOUR


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