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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 89



menue, Ymbaut de Pefchin, and many other good barons, knights and fquires. This army entered Lirnoufin, where they did infinite miichief, and advanced to befiege the city of Limoges. In this city were a body of Englifh, whom fir Hugh Calverley, the fénéfchal of Li-rnoufin had placed there s but he was not the matter, for the bifhop of the city governed it, in whom the prince of Wales put much confidence, looking upon him as his fteady friend. * The prince of Wales, who kept his court at Angoulême, had received information of thefe two grand expeditions of the dukes of Anjou and of Berry, and how they had invaded his principality at two different places. It was alfo told the prince* that as far as could be imagined, they were march-ing to form a junction near Angoulême, to be-fiege him and the princefs therein, and advifed him to/confiderof it. The prince, who was valour itfelf, and full of refources, replied, thatc his enemies fhould never4 find him fhut # up in town or caftle, and that he would immediately march and take the field againft them/ Clerks and knights were inftandy employed to write and fend off letters to loyal friends and fub? jeds in Poitou, Saintonge, la Rochelle, Rouergue, Quercy, Gorre, Bigorre and Agenois, command-ing them, with as many men as they could bring, to meet him at the town of Cognac. His rendez-vous was fixed there -, and he foon left Angou-lême, 77


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