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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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SP» ^ * m aft of folly without any necefiUy; for .we are determined to defend ourfelves/ Upon this they parted ; and tfce prince ordered his men to quar-ters, for the next day he meant to attack the caftle i they were therefore comtaodioufly lodged in the town of Romorantin, and clofe about it. * On the next morning, the men at arms prepared themfelves* anfl the archers advanced under their refpe&ive banners, and madç a fliarp attack upon the caftle. The archers, who had polled themfelves pu the ditches, fliot fo juftiy, that fcarceljft any one dared to (how faimfelf on the battlements. Some, got upon hurdles and doors, with pick^ axes and mattocks in their hands, and fvvam over the ditch* when they began to undermine the walls, Thofe within flung down upon them large ftones and pots of bot ligie. On this occafion, there was flain, on the part of the Engliih, a fquire. called flemond de Gederîach, who belonged to the divi-sion of the captai de Buck This attack laftéd the whole day, with little interim ffion. The Engliih retreated, towards night, to their quarters, in order to take care of the wounded; and on the morrow, s*t fun-rife, the marshal's trumpets founded. AU who were ordered for this aflault got themfelves in , readinefs i the prince of Wales him&lf attended iq perfon, and hy his prefence mightily encouraged the Engliih. A fquire, of the name of Bernard, was killed clofe at his fide, by a ftone thrown from the caftle: upon whifch the prince fwore, he would never move from that place until he had the caftle


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