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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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being retained bj him, with two hundred lances in bis pay. . . The captai, on his arrival in Normandy, took fhe field, and, paflhpg through the lands of the king of tNavarre, came to Mantes,, where he found the lord Philip de Navarre, with whom be tarried fome days. He then let. out fecretly with all his com-panions, and;! made, fuch expedition in one night, through the good country of Vexin and Beau-voifis*, that he arrived at C 1er mont f in Beauvoifis, which is a large town, though not inclofed, with a handfome caftle, having one large tower wailed all round. . ... „ Immediately after haying fummoned it, he took it by fçplado, though the tower had hitherto been deemed impregnable. Nevertbelefs he fucceeded by paeans of rppe-ladders, and by ufing arrow-heads to attach; theip to the walls. The fir ft perfpn who entered was fir Bernard de la Salle, climbing like a cat. ,He, in his time, had taken many other places by firpilar. means. The captai de Buch exerted himfelf fo much that he conquered Clermont, which he and his companions kept pofleflion of for a long time. He from that poft haraffed the countries of Vçxin and Beauvoifis, with the afiiftauce of the Navarrois, who were in garrifon ii| the neighbour-ing fortrefles, fuch as Creil, la Herielle, and Mau-confeil. All the flat countries were at their dif-pofal, as there were none to oppofe them. • A fmall province in the ifle of France. Beautois is the capital. t Fifteen leagues from Pari* .la m


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