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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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expedition, far him to pay the Lombard : and fir Geoffry remained in the plain in filence, his banner -difpiayed before him, #ith the reft of his army; for his- intention was to enter the town by one of its gates ; other wife he would not enter it at all. ' \ The Lombard had let down the draw-bridge rtf the caftle, and opened one of the gates, through which his detachment entered unmolefted ; and-Hlr Odoart had given him the twenty thoufand crowds in a bag, who fàid, € hé fuppofed they were* all there ; for he had not time to count them/ nsH would be day immediately/- He flung the-bag of erowns into a room, which he lotkëd, and • told tbft x French, he would conduél them to the great tower, that they may the fooner be mailers of the caftle : , in faying this, he advanced on, and, puihing back the boit» the door flew open. In this tower was the king of England with two hundred lances, who fallied forth, with fwords and battle-axes in their bands, crying out, ' Manny, Manny ! to the refcue : what,, do thefe Frenchmen think to conquer the caftle of Calais, with fuch a handful of men V The French law that no defence could fave them ; fo they furrendered themfelves prifoners ; and fcarcely any of them were wounded. They were made to enter this tower, whence the Englifh had ialiied, and there fliut in. The Engliih quitted the caftle, and, forming themfelves in array, mounted their horfes, for they knew the French were mounted, and made for the gate Leading to Boulogne. Sir Geoffry was there with his banner ^difplayed: his arms were three . R 3 . efeutcheons «43


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