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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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Anjou; who was burning and defpoifing his terri-tories. The barons, knights and fquires of Poitou and Saintonge, and all who were vaiTals to the prince haftened to obey his fummons. • The earl of Pembroke quitted his garrifon, with a hundred lances, and came to meet him. The duke of Lancafter and his army arrived about this time at Bourdeaux, at which the coun-try rejoiced much. He made not arry long ftay there \ for, hearing that the prince was about to march againft his enemies, he departed, and mec, one day's march from Cognac, the earl of Pem-broke, who was likewife going thither. They • were very happy to fee each other, and rode to-gether to Cognac, where they found the prince, princefs and earl of Cambridge, who were greatly pleafed at their arrival. Men at arms daily came in from Poitou, Saintonge, la Rochelle, Bigorre, - Gorre, Gafcony, and the furrounding • countries, under the obedience of the prince. - The duke of Anjou, the couut d'Armagnac, the Jord d'Albert, and the counts, vifcounts, ' knights and fquires of that army, who, as before has been related, conquered cities, towns and fort-reflès to the number of more than forty, by merely fhewing themfelves before them, and who had advanced within fifteen leagues of Bourdeaux, burning and ravaging the country round Bergerac and Linde, hearing that the prince had fum-moned his forces to meet him at Cognac, and that the duke of - Lancafter was ar-rived with a ftrong body of men at arms and archers 91


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