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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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pf Romorantin was taken m life firft arrival of tit Englilh, for it was not fortified. m The remainder #f the French endeavoured %Q ffmpe getting |nto the caftle. CHàP, CLVI, • t , THE PRINCE OF WALES TA*ES , qTH^ CASTLE Of JtOPOIUNTIN, . ^fHEN the prince of Wales was informed that bis people had been engaged he baftened the march of his army towards Romorantin, 4nd, when he entered the town, found it full of his jnen, who were ftudying how they could take % he caftle. The prince called fir John Chandôs, and ordered Mm to go and hold a parley with thofe in the caftle. Sir John went to the barriers, and made Q, fign that he wiflied to fpeak with fome one ; thofe upon guard inquired his name, by whom he was fent, and then went to inform fheir mafters. Upon which, the lord of Boucicault #nd the hermit of Ch^umont came down to the b^rs. When fir John faw them, he fainted (hem, and faid; ' Gentlemen, J am fent to you by my lord thé prince, who wilhes, fis it appears to me, to behave courtçoufly toward his enemies, and thus fays, that, if you will fur* renfler the caftle and yourlfelves, he will fhow you piercy, and give you good company.* The lord of Jîoucicàult replied ; € We have no fort of inclina-tion to accept of fuch terms, epr to commit fuch ill • 298


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