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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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at tbeir departure deftroyed wftatfetnfcined, ftâvîag the heads of wine cafks that were fall, burning the wheat and oats, fo that their enemies could not fare any thing. They kept advancing, and* found plenty every where ; for the countries of Berry, Poitou, Touraine and Maine are very8 rich, and full erf forage for men at arms. ' - The Englifl advanced fo far that tfrey came to the good city of Bourges*, where there was' à great fkirmifh at one of the gates. - Two knights," the lord de Ceufânt and the lord Hutin de Me-«telles, had charge of the city. Many gallant deeds were • performed ; but the Englifh left it without doing any damage, and went to Iffodunf # where there was a ftrong caftie. They attacked it very brifdy, with their whole army, but they could not gain it; for the governor and the knight* who were with him too valiantly defended themfelves. The Engliffi therefore paflbd on, and came to a large town and caftie: the town, being weakly for-tified and Sally defended, was taken by ftorm. Thcfy found there great plenty of wines and other provifiom, and remained three • days ' to repofe Ibemfelves. • * ' • • ' ' " • News was brought there to the prince of Wale?, that tbe king of France was in the city of Chartres, with a very large army,- and that all the paffes and towns on tihat fide of the Loire were fecured, and to well guarded no one could crofs the river. ": The • A large city in Berry, and m archbîihoprick. f In Berry, diocefe of Bourges, and eight leagues datant. ' v « V ê ' prinèi m


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