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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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ppflcflîqri of the'bridge ; and many a gallant fkir-mifli and feat of arms were performed. Duke Louis de Bourbon was much enraged that the Englifh and free companies fliould keep poffeffion of his t country, the Bourbonois, and that Ortigo, Bernard de Wift and Bernard de la §alle, fhould hold his caftle of Belleperche, and detain his mother prifoner in it : he refolved therefore, to fet on foot an ' expedition of men at arms, and lay fiege to the caftle of Belleperche, which, he. declared he would not quit until he had re-taken it. He fpoke of it to the king of France, who inftandy promifed to a (lift him in the fiege with men and money. He left Paris, hav-ing ordered his rendezvous'at Moulins in, the Bour-bonois, and at St. Pourfaint *, whither there came a numerous body of men at arms and able com-batants.. The lord de Beaujeu came to ferve him, with three hundred lances ; the lords de Villars and de Roucillon, with one hundred; and numbers of borons and knights from Auvergne and Forêts, of which he was lord paramount, through the lady his wife, the daughter of that gallant lord Beroald count dauphin. The duke arrived and fixed his quartets before the caftle of Belleperche, where he built a large and ftrong redoubt, in which his men might be fheltered every night, and fkirmifh with the gar-rifon during the day. He had alfo brought and • St. Pourfaint,—a town in Auvergne, diocefeof Clermont. pointed 58


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