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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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tions to provide themfelves with every thing that might be neceffary. Having taken leave of the.prinee* they marched off in grand array. They were, in the whole, full three thoufand combatants : among thefe were feveral knights and fquires from Poitou, Saintonge, Limoufin, Quercy and Rouergue, whom the prince ordered to accqtapany them. • Thefe lords and~ men at arms entered hoflilely the county of Perigord, which they overran, and did much mifchief to it. When they had burnt •and deftroyed the greater part, they laid fiege to a fortrefs called Bordeilles*, of which two fquires of Gafcony were governors : they were brothers, .named Ernaldon and Bernardel de Batefol. There were in this garrifon of Bordeilles, with the two captains, a number, of men at arms, whom -the earl of Perigord had fent thither. It was alfo amply provided with artillery, wine, provifion and evexy thing elfe that might be neceffary to hold out for a confiderable time j and thofe in garrifon wore -wjell inclined to defend it : fo that during the :fiege of Bordeilles many gallant deeds of arms, many .a ifldrmifh and many an aflàult were daily performed. The two before-mentioned fquires were bold, proud and enterprifing : they little loved the Englifh, and in confequence advanced frequently to their barriers to fkirmifh with them. Sometimes one fide con-quered, fometimes the other, as it happens in fuch • adventures and deeds of arms. • BprsieiUes,—a town in Perigord, diocefejof Ferigueu*. . D d 4 On 40?


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