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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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two thoufand good combatants ; for he was fo great a favorite with the king that • he managed the finances according to his pleafure. This caftle of Acquigni was garrifoned by Eng-lifh, Normans, French and Navarrois, who had fled thither after the battle of Cocherel. They defended themfelves well, and were amply provided with ar-tillery and provifion. Notwithftanding this, matters were fo well managed, that they furrendered upon having their lives and fortunes fpared, and carried their property with them to Cherbourg, whither they retired. The lord John placed a new gar-rifon in the caftle, and marched toward the city of Evreux. Under his command, were fir Hugh de Châtillon, the lord of Sanny, the lord Louis de Sancerre, fir Matthew de Roye, the lord of Monfang, the lord of Eloy, the lord of Créqui, the lord of Campy, fir Odoart de Rend, fir Enguerrand de Hêdin, and many other knights and fquires of France. In the mean time, the duke of Burgundy prefled fo hard upon the garrifon of Camerolles, that they were forced to furrender at difcretion. All the foreign foldiers were pardoned} but fome French pillagers, who had taken refuge there, were put to death. Some of the principal burgeffes of Chartres came to the duke's camp, to intreat of him to give them the caftle of Camerolles, as a recompenfe for the ufe of their machines ; for it had done them much harm in former times. The duke confented to their M 4 re- 167


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