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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 457



Chandos appointed governor and captain of Vfle# franche an Englifh knight, called fir Robert te Roux *, and then continued his march, burning and fleftroying the country. We will now return to the fiege of Bourdeilles, and relate how the earls of Cambridge and Pern* broke perfevered in it. CHAP. CÇLXII. THE EARLS OF CAMBRIDGE AND OF PEMBROKE ' CONQUER THE GARRISON OF fOURDEIJULES. TI^IHLST thefe Mi-mentioned barons and knights of England, with their army, were making excurfions and conquefts in Rouergue, Quercy and the Agénois, where they continued a confiderable time, the fiege of Bourdeilles was Hill going on. it had laded upwards of nine weeks. All this while, there were daily fkinnifhes, attacks and gallant deeds of arms. The befieged had a cuftom of advancing every day with their whole army without the gate, where they (kirmilhed valouroufly with all comers, and behaved themfèlves fo gallantly that they acquired great praife even fj*om the enemy. The garrifou remained in this fituation fome time, and would have continued fo longer, if pride and prefumprion had not tempted them j for they were in fufficient • gir Robert le Roux, Barnes calls him fir John Roos* ffhj not fir Robert Rous ? : ' numbers. 443


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