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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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in fafety towards the city of Nevers, which was five leagues diftant. The Englifh, Navarrois and Gafcons, who had entered the town, upon day appearing, marched forwards, but found all the houfes empty. • Upon this, they called a council, to confider if they fhould keep poffeffion of the town and fortify it ; for it would be very convenient for them, as a place of ftrength, to atack each fide of the Loire. They fent to inform the lord Lewis de Navarre of their fituation, who was at that time in Auvergne, and who immediately difpatched to them fir Robert Briquet, with three hundred armed men. They croffed the country without moleftation, and entered the town of la Charité, by the bridge over the Loire. When they were thus affembled together, they were in fuch force, they began to make grie-vous war upon the kingdom of France. We will return to the duke of Burgundy, whom we left befieging Marcheville. He had done fo much by his machines and by his affaults, that the garrifon furrendered upon having their lives and fortunes fpared. The duke fent the lord de Bou-cicaut, and nhe lord John de Vienne, marfhal of Burgundy, to take poffeffion of it. He gave the caftle to a fquire of Beauce, called William de Chartres, and forty men to guard it. The duke then led his army to the caftle of Camerolles, which he furrounded, for it is fituated in the flat country. It is time to fay fomething of the lord John de la Riviere, who was befieging Acquigni, near to LPaffy, in the county of Evreux. He had under him • two i66


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