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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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a knight, his coufin, called fir Peter Sanglet. Thefe two knights had collefted large quantities of every thing • neceflary from the low countries, which they had brought into the town. When the Englifh and Gafcons, who were fif-teen hundred men at arms, two thoufand archers and foot foldiers, arrived at Domme, they drew up in array, to lay fiege to it, and began at brifk attack on the place* They pointed large machines againft the walls ; and many fevere fkirmifhes and aflàults rere made on each fide. After they had befieged this place for fifteen cUys, and found they did not gain any advantage, nor were likely to conquer it, but were much ftraitened themfèlves, they determined to inform the prince of Wales of their fituation, who was at that time at Angoulême. Chandos, the herald, was ordered to carry this meffage, who immediately fet out, and journeyed until he came to Augoul|me# where he found the prince with very few attendants, for all his knights and fquires were away m differ-ent expeditions. When the herald, Chandos, was arrived in the prefenee of the prince, he dropped on his knees, and recommended to him his mafters who had fent him, and whom he had left at the fiege of Domme. He then related their fituatiou moft wifely, as he had been ordered to do, and gave the credential letters which he had brought to the prince. The prince liftened attentively to all that was told him, and faid he would confider this fubjeft. Ife kept the herald with him five days, and, on the Ff4 fixth, 439


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