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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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would without doubt fend forces to relieve them. Some, however, hefitated, as the houfe was in an open country, and they were furrounded fcy their enemies. Whiift they were thus debating, the lord of Roye and his companions came before it, and faid to them ; * Liften, gentlemen ; if you force us to make the flighteft aflault, we will not fuffer any one of you to efcape death ; for, if we begin, we will continue the attack until we take it/ Thefe and fuch like words threw them into confufion ; and even the boldeft were alarmed : they furrendered, therefore, on having their lives fpared. They were all made prifoners, and fent to the caftle of Coucy, and the other garrifons from whence the French had marched. This difafter happened to the lord of Gomegines and his party about Chriftmas 1359. When the king of England was informed of it, he was mightily enraged ; but he could not amend it. We will now return to the fiege of Rheims, and fpeak of an adventure which happened to fir Bar-tholomew Burgherih, who had laid fiege to the town and caftle of Cormicy, in which was a knight of Champagne, whofe name was fir Henry de Vaulx ; he wore black armour, and bore for arms five almonds argent on a field fable : his war-cry was • In all the printed books I have feen, his name is Henry de Noir, but at the end it is Henri de Vaulx. My two MSS. have, * Meffire Henri de Vauix, et s'armoit le dit meffire Henri, de noir a cinq amans d'argent, et criet Viane.' Amans,—not in any of my dx&ionaries. Mr, Lodge fuppofes they mult mean almonds; C 4 - During ,23


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