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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 42



so He alfo requefted the company of fir Louis de Harcourt, fir Guifcard d'Angle, fir Percival de Coulongne, the lords de Pons, de Partenay and de Pinane, lord Thomas Percy, fir Richard de Pont-chardon, and feveral knights of the prince's houfe* hold, who willingly accepted the invitation, for they were ready for any excurfion : fo that, when they were aflembled, they amounted to five hun-dred lances, three hundred archers, and fifteen hundred foot foldiers, armed with pikes and fhields, who followed the army on foot. This army march-ed, under the command of the earl of Pembroke as their leader, and took the road towards Anjou : where they no fooner arrived than they began to dcftroy, and to do every damage to the country they pafied through, by razing caftles and forts, burning fuch towns as could not hold out againft them, and levying contributions on all the fiat country as far as Saumur * on the Loire. ' They gained pofleflion of the fuburbs, and began an afiault on the town; but they could not take it, for fir Robert de Sancerre was in it with a large body of men at arms, who defended' it from fuf-fering any damage : all the country round about it, however, was pillaged, burnt, and ruined. Sir Hugh Calverly and his divifion advanced to a bridge on the Loire, called le Pont de Ce f ; when he defeated thofe who guarded it, took the bridge, and placed fuch a garrifon of his own men • Saumur,—on the Loire, diocefe of Angers. f Pont de Ce.—Pont de Se,—two leagues from Angers. there,


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