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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 104



m ircher* from England, called a council to confidcr what meafures would be now moft proper ,fcr them to purfue. It was at this time that the1 king of France had fent back fir Bertrand du Guefclin to the duke of Berry, who was befiegiog the city of Limogç$, and had preffed it fo hard that it was upon the point of furrendering, but upon good terms. Sir Bertrand was fumiponcd to at-tend this council of the duke of Anjou, as w*s right, and many were the debates at it. At Wt» after well confidering the buinefs, the dtike of Anjou was advifed, for the prefent, to break up this expedition, to order his men to different gtr-rifofts, and to carry on the war from thcnoe# *s he had done fufficicnt in the open field. It was therefore highly behoving the lords of Gafcooy *who were prefent, fuch as the Count d'Armagnac, the count de Perigord, the lord d'Albert and others, to retire to their own country to guard and defend it j for they knew not what the prince might be inclined to do with fo large an army. They then feparated, each going on his own bu-finefs. The duke of Anjou returned to the city of Cahors : his men and the free companies fpread themfelves over the country which they had con-quered, and quartered themfelves in different gar-rifons. The count d'Armagnac and the other lords went to their homes, and amply ftorpd their towns and caftles with all forts of provifion and artillery, as if they expe&ed a war: they or-dered out their vaffals, and trained them to de-fend their country fhould need be. We


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