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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
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m tefided m the city of Poitiers, had fefit out his fummons to the barons and knights of Poitou to come to him 'as fecretly as they could* for he was going on an expedition- The Poitevins would not refufe him any thing, being much beloved by them : they obeyed his fummons, and came • to Poitiers. Sir Guifcard d'Afigle, fir Louis de Har-court, the lords de Pons, de Partenay, de Pinane, de Tannaybouton, fir' Geoffry d'Argenton, fir Maubrun de Linieres, lord Thomas Percy, fir Baldwin de Franville, fir Richard de Pontchardon, came thither, with many others. When they were all aflembled, they were full three hundred lances.* • They left Poitiers in * the night, and no one, except the principal lords, knew whither they were going. The Englifh, however, had fcaling lad-ders, and every thing they might have ocoâfion for with them. They marched to St. Salvia; and, when there arrived, were told what was intended i upon which they all dtfmounted, and, giving the horfes to their valets, the Englifh defcended into the ditch. It was then ibout midnight. They were in this fituation, and would very flwrtly have fucceeded in their expedition, whett tfhey heard the guard of the fort* wind his horn. The reafon was this. That very night Carnet lé Breton had come from la Roche-pofay, with forty lances, to St. Salvia, m rtqueft Sf Louis de Sb Jvikn to accompany him In an expedition to Pdi-too : he therefore awakened the guard and thofe within the fort. D 4 The


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