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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
page 446



CHAP* .CXCL . tU9 NAY4ER0I6 ST. VALÏRT If TUS . FRENCH, WHO 111 IT AAONO TIME, 1 PAYE before related, thmt tbe lords of Picardy, Artois, Ponthieu and the Boulonnois, wore d confiderable time before St. Valéry; that they had made many gragd attacks upon it by machines and other wftruPMnts. Among other events, it chanced that the lord de Bacien from Picardy, having got into a boat to re-connoitre more particularly the caftie, was ftruck with a bolt from an efpringal, of which he died. The garrifon had fuch quantities of artillery, thai •every attack upon them was attended with great danger. This fiege, therefore, lafted from the be-ginning of Auguft until the following Lent - ' The lords then declared they would ftarve them to a furresder, fince they could not take it by affimH They therefore remained a long time inaéiivq, but took great care to guard all tbe pafles, to that BO* thing could enter the town by fea or land. Their provifions foon began to leffeo, foe they could not venture abroad to forage : on the otfaer hand, they faw no appearance *f my fuc cours coming to them. They therefore determined ia council to treat with the copftable of France, the ftrl of St. Pol and tbe other baron» of the amy, tm fur render the fortrefs upon condiUou that their liras 431


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