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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
page 444



at arms entered the lands of the lord de Chauvigny, whofe lord had lately tuqaed Frenchman; which they burnt and deftroyed without hindrance, except the towns and ftrong holds. They came to his principal town of -Brux *, attacked it, and continu-ed the attack a whole day with their men at arms, but gained nothing. They then encamped, and de-clared they would not thus leave it, for it was to be taken. They rofe at day-break, and, having made every thing ready, founded their trumpets for an af-fault. The Poitevins and Englifh being formed into battalions, each lord with his men under his own banner, they made, on this Saturday, a moft fierce attack. It laded fome time : for there were in the town men at arms, and fome from the companies, who defended themfelves as well as they could, as they knew their lives depended upon it. Many, therefore, were the gallant deeds'of arms performed. The two high ft e wards of Poitou and Saintonge were anxious to gain the town. • They made their archers fhoot fo quickly that fcarcely any one dared to ap.-pear on the walls to defend it. On this Saturday imorning, the town of Brux was fo vigoroufly at-tacked, that it was won at kit, and the gate thrown open for every one to enter it who chofe. All the men at arms of the vifcount were taken j and the lords of the army had fixteen of them hanged in their armour, from hatred to the vifcount, who was not in the country, but with the king * Brux,—a to WE in Poitou, near Chauifay, diocefe of Poitiers. of 43o


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