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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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des Àrmôyes, with others, amounting in the whole to three hundred lances. • They befieged Melun all round, and had brought from Paris a number of fpringals a*d other en-gines, which, day and night, kept continually throwing ftones into the fortrefs, againft which alfo many afiaults were made. ' The NaVarrois within the town began to be alarmed, more particularly thofe queens, who would cheçrfully have feen. this fiege raifed at any rate; but the governors of the town, lord John Pippes and lord John Carbinaux*, defired the ladies not to be fo much frightened, for in a few days this fiege would be raifed, as they had learnt from the kingpof Navarre, who was at that time at Vernonf. The lord Philip de Navarre alfo was affembling a body of men at Mantes and Meulan, to come to their affiftance ; and at thefe places all the various garrifons in the Navarre intereft were collecting together.. • On the other hand, the duke of Normandy, who knew the Navarrois intended to attempt railing the fiege, retained foldiers wherever he could get then^ and fent them to Melun. But good people inter-pofed between the duke and the king; for at that time the cardinals de Perigord and de St. Vitalis were in France, who exerted themfelves fo effica- \ — •———-— • * Lord James Pipe,—fir Hugh Calverley,—Englilh natives,—-BARNES. t Vernon fur Seine,—* town in Normandy, diocefe of .Evreux, cioufly, 44i - . ,


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