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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.3

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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.3
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tlimbed tip them : the archers, in the mean time,, kept fuch a continual volley of arrows, that no one dared to appear. The caftle was fo brifkly affaulted that it was won, but it coft them dear. When the Englifh were matters of it, they made the two knights prifoners who had fo valiantly de-fended it, and fome other fquires and gentlemen : the reft of the garrifon they put to the fword. They deftroyed much of the caftle of Chargny, becaufe they did not wifh to keep it, and returned to the king and his barons, to relate what they had performed. During the time they were before Rheims, great animofities and hatred arofe between the king of Navarre and the duke of Normandy. I am not perfectly well informed of the real caufe *, but fo it was, for the king of Navarre quitted Paris fuddenly, and went to Mantes fur Seine, from whence he fent lis challenge to the duke and his brothers. " Many a baron was much furprifed at this, and wondered for what caufe the war was to be renewed. However, a fquire from Bruflels, whofe name was Wauftre Ôftrate, • under pretence of this war, took the ftrong caftle of Roulleboife upon the Seine, a fhort league from Mantes, which was afterwards a great annoyance to The JParifians and all the neighbourhood. • Probably occafioned by the king of Navarre's treafbn* able defigns being difcovered. See VUlaret's Hift. of France, pp. 216, fire. It is faid there, that the caftle of Roulleboife was taken by one of the king of Navarre's captains. Vol. C While »7


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