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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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m order to penetrate into the county of Foretz : they came to the river Loire, and, in their road, to a good town called Charlieu *, in the bailiwick of Mafcon, which they furrounded and attacked. They exerted themfelves to take it by aflault, which employed them a whole day, but they could do nothing, for it was well defended and guarded by the gentlemen of the country, who had flung themfelves into the town ; otherwife it would have been won. They then marched off, and revenged themfelves on the eftates of the lord of Beaujeu, which were, near, and where they did very confiderable mifchief, and entered the diocefe of Lyon. As they advanced, they took all the fitialler forts, and lodged themfelves in them, and did much damage wherever they paffed. They took a cattle and a lord and lady in it ; which caftle was called Brignais t and is fituate on the Rhône, three leagues from Lyon. There they halted and took up their quarters, for they were informed that the French army was drawn out in the plain in order of battle. # Charlieu,—a town of the Lyonnois. f Brignais,— In all my old editions, and in lord Berneras tranflation, it is Brunay : but Denys Sauvage is certainly Tight to alter it to Brignais. CHAP, 7g


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