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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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fo perfprjn his prqmife, for which he had given food hoftages. Sir Jotyn 4j4 not intend to break is engagement : he faid to his companions, * Since f he king pi France and the duke of Anjou are de-termined p lofe fl|îs caftle, I cannot defend if alone :* tye therefore delivered it up to the Engjifh, who took jioffeffion with great joy. The governor jçceived the fppi qf fix thoufand francs, as agreed upop, lorjtheproyifion in the caftle, which was weft Worth it ; and he and his garriion were efcorted .to tjie town of Angers. Iflftantly on his arrival, he was arretted by jthe jpjvern.or of Afigers, and thrown into prifon ; mà9 as I have heard, was the fame night put into a fack, paft pto the riyep, and drowned by the orders of the du^e of Anjou, for having accepted money ^rrjendef a caftle, which had been well provided, and wjp prong enough to have held out for a year, ff the governor had chofen. Jhm did the Englifti gain the caftle of la Roche jf^r Ton in Anjou, which they well garrifoned and ftjTer^gthened : .they then returned to the prince of ^ffles $t A^goulême. Aftjer the copqyçft of ,1a Roche fur Yon, yrhich enraged the French much, the lords, as I have faid, returned to Angoulême, where the prince gave leave for fome to go to their homes. Lord James Audley, that valiant knight and fénéfchal of Poitou, went t to his residence at Fontenay le Comte *, ,# Fontenay le Comte,—a city in Poitou, near Ja Vendée, diocefe of la Rochelle, twenty-five leagues from Poitiers* «VOL. III. H h where 457


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