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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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to five hundred men at arms, knights and fquires» with upwards of four tboufand infantry, who im-mediately took the field, and marched towarifs Montauban, feven leagues diftant from Touloufe, Thofe who arrived firft, and the others as they came in, inftantly quitted the town, to wait until the whole were affembled together. When the vifcount of Narbonne and fir Guy d'Afai, who were the commanders of thefe men at arms, had left Touloufe, they fixed their qtjarters ' near to Montauban, which was at that time depen-dant on the prince of Wales, who had appointed for its governor a knight called fir John Combes. Thefe French lords ordered their fcouts^ with the van-guard, to advance to Montauban, in hopes of drawing out fome of the companions who hpd lately arrived there, and who were entertained by fir Johi* Combes. The governor of Montauban was much fur-prifed, on hearing that the French were come with 2 numerous army fo near to his town, becaufe the territory belonged to the prince : he afcended, therefore, the battlements of the gates, and, having obtained a hearing from thefe fcouts, dfjnanded who had fent them thither, and for what reafon they had thus come upon the lands of the prince, who was their neighbour, and who • had. fwom friendfhip to the king and kingdom ôf France. They anfwered him, that they were not charged by the lords who had fent them thither to give any reafens for fo doing ; but that, in1 order to be fais-fied, he might come himfelf, or fend anyone to • " " ' * ' their â5?


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