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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 72



m read the letters, faid, c that he would moft wil-lingly acquit himfelf of his engagement, and that the more effe&ually to do fo, he would immedi-ately wait on the prince and the lords who were with him, at Angouleme, and exert himfelf fo that the garrifon of Belleperche ihould be rep* fmccd.9 Sir John Devereux fet out, after having given proper direftions refpefting his caftle and garrifon to his officers, and, being arrived at Angouleme, found there the prince, the earl of Cambridge, me earl of Pembroke, fir John Montague, fir Robert Knolles, lord Thomas Percy, fir Thomas Felton, fir Guifcard d*Angle, the captai de Buch and many others. He explained to them, how thefe free companies in the caftle of Belleperche were befieged and much ftraitencd by the French under the duke de Bourbon and the count dc St* Pol*, The lords, on hearing this ftatement, re-plied with great cheerfulnefs, that they muft be relieved, according to the promifes which had been made them. This bufinefs was intruded to the earls of Cam* bridge and Pembroke ; and the prince ifiued a fummons to all his vaiTals, who, in fight of it, were to aflemble in the town of Limoges. Upon which, knights, fquires, free companies, and men • Denys Sauvage thinks it ought to be the count de San-cerre, as the count de St. PoPs name has not been mentioned -fetfcre. I fiiould be' of this opinion, if mmj copy I hare, printed and MS. did not fay St. Pol. at


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