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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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. 45o fenéfchal and governor of the province for the prince. - Thefe three fquires, having confidered what caftle they might conquer from France, fixed upon that of Belleperche, in the Bourbonois. It was beautiful and ftrong. The mother of the duke of Bourbon and of the queen of France made it her refidence. They learnt by their fpies that the good lady was alone, and had not any guards with her except her own houfehold ; and that the governor of the caftle, making frequent excurfions from it, Was very far from being attentive or on his guard. • Thefe captains, and fuch companions whom they had picked out, did not let their intentions fleep after they had formed them, but rode day and night, and arrived by break of day at Belleperche, which they took by fcalado, and the mother of the queen of France who was in it. Finding the caftle was fo ftrong and handfome, and in fo rich a country, they declared they would keep it againft all oppofers. In that fame night, they alfo took another caftle, called St. Sauveur, on the borders of Limoufin, and gave it to fir John Devereux. News was foon carried to France^ that Belle-perche was taken by the Englifh, and the mother of the queen made prifoner. The king was very much vexed at this, as were the queen and duke of Bourbon, but they could not better themfeives, it ieaft for theprefent. About this time, fir Louis de Sancerre was no-minated a marfhal of France : he was a valiant and hardy knight. Sir ^Arnold d'Andreghen was ftill • ' ' alive^


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