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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.4

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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.4
page 41



THE EARL OF PEMBROKE, DESIROUS OF AVENG-ING HIMSELF FOR THE DEFEAT HE RECEIVED AT PUIRENON, MAKES AN INCURSION TO ANJOU. THE ABBEY OF ST. SALVIN IN POITOU IS BETRAYED TO THE FRENCH, AND FORTIFIED* THE fame week that the armies quitted Tour-nehem, the earl of Pembroke (who was in Poitou, and had been much mortified at the de-feat he had fuffered from fir Louis de Sancerre, fir John de Vienne, fir John de Bueil and the others at Puirenon, as has been related) refolved to have his revenge, if pofiible -, and for this end he marched from Mortagne with his army, which confifted of about two hundred lances, and came to Angoulême, where the prince received him moft courteoufly. The earl entreated of him per-million to lead another expedition, and to lend him fome of his men, as he was very anxious to avenge himfelf of the affronts he had fuffered from the French- The prince, who had much affeftion for him, immediately granted his requeft. Sir Hugh Calverly was juft returned from his excurfion into the county of Armagnac, with five hundred fight-ing men -3 and the prince gave him leave to accom-pany the earl of Pembroke in his intended expe-dition. CHAP. VIL He


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