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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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departed this life the third day after the battle, and his fon did not long furvive him. They were much pitied and regretted. The king of France was greatly affefted at the death of the lord James de Bourbon ; but, as it was not now to be amended, he was obliged to bear his mourning as well as he could. We will now return to thefe freebooters, who, having refolved to keep themfelves united, were Rejoiced at the fortunate iflue of this battle. They had been great gainers, as well by what they had feized on the fpot as from the ranfoms of their Wealthy prifoners. Thefe companies had the whole country under their difpofal, for no one now ven-tured to attack them. . Soon ' after the battle at Brignais, they entered and overfpread the county of Foretz, which they completely facked and ruined, except the fortrefles | and becaiife they Were in fuch large bodies that no fmall extent of couhtry could maintain them, they divided themfelves into two parties : fir Seguin dô Baftefol commanded the fmalïeft, which, however, confifted of about three thoufand fighting men. He advanced towards Ance *, near to Lyon, where he fixed his quarters. He then ftrohgly fortified and rebuilt parts of it, and kept his troops in its neigh-bourhood, which is one. of the richeft countries in the world. He overran and ranfomed at his eafe all * Ance,—an ancient town of the Lyonnois, fituatcd near the Saone* diocefe and election of Lyon, about a league fron Viliefranchc. • • the 84


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