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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 108



try begin to tremble for the corifequences. At that time the prince OF Wales was not able to mount his horfe, but was, for his greater cafe, carried in a litter. They followed the road to Limoufin, in order TO get to Limoges, where in due time they arrived and encamped. all round iC* The prince fworc he would never leave the place until he had regained it. The bifhop of the place and the inhabitants found they had afted too wickedly, and had greatly incenfed the prince -, for which they were very repentant, but that was now of no AVAIL, as they were not the matters of the town. Sir John de Villemur, fir Hugh de la Roche and Roger dé Beaufort, who commanded in IT, did all they could to comfort them by faying,c Gentlemen, do not be alarmed : we are fufficiendy ftrtmg. to hold out againft the army of the prince : ht can^ not take us by affauk, nor greatly hurt us, for we are well fupplied with artillery.' When the prince and his marfhaès had iteli con-. iidrred the ftrength and force of Limoges, and knew the number of gentlemen that were in IT, they agreed they could never take it by affault, but faid they would attempt it by another manner. The prince was always accuftomed to carry with him, in his expeditions,, » large body OF miners : thefe were immediately fet m work, and made great progrefs. The knights whq were in the town foon perceived they were un-dermining them, and on that account began to counter- 96


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