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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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that his proceedings were truly gallant and noble : * we fhali therefore furrender ourfelves to your will.* Sir Bartholomew took them all his prifoners, made them leave the tower one after the other with their baggage, and then fet fire to the mine. The timber was foon on fire ; and, when the props were burnt, the tower, which was extremely large, opened in two places, and fell on the oppofite fide to where fir Bartholomew was {landing, who laid to fir Henry and the garrifon of the fortrefs, 4 Now, fee if I did not tell you the truth.* 4 We own it, fir/ replied they, c and remain prifoners at your pkafure. We, alfo return you our bed thanks for your kindnefs to us ; for if the Jacques, who formerly overran this country, had had the fame advantage over us that you have, they would not have a&ed fo generoufly/ Thus were all • the garrifon of Cormicy made prifoners, and the caftle thrown to the ground. The king of England remained before Rheims for upwards of feven weeks, but never made any aflàult upon it, as it would have been ufelefs. He began to tire; and, as his army "found great diffi-culties in obtaining forage and provifion, their horfes perifhed. He broke up his camp, and marched off towards Chalons, in Champagne, in the fame order t as before. The king and his army paffed very near to Cha-lons, and fat down Before Bar fur Aube, and after-wards before the city of Troyes. He took up his quarters at Mery fur Seine *. . * Mery fur Seine,—diocefe and election of Troyes, feven leagues from Troyes.—GAZETTEER, The 26


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