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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 113



HE BERTRAND DU GUESCLIN TAKES THE FOR-TRESS . OF ST. YRIER IN LIMOUSIN.—THE PRINCE OF WALES RE-CONQUERS LIMOGES. TOURING the time fir Robert Knolles was em-• ployed in his expedition, and the prince of Wales with his two brothers were at the ficge of Limoges, fir Bertrand du Guefclin with his com-pany, amounting to about two hundred lances, marched through a part of Limoufin, but did not encamp in the open plain for fear of the Englifli. He retreated every night into fome of the ftrong places which had lately turned to the French : in that number were the caftlesof fir Louis de Male-val and fir Raymond de Mamçil, and feveral others : from thence he made daily exeurfions tQ conquer other towns and catties. The prince knew well all this ; for he received every day information of what was pafiing, as well as complaints on the fubjeft 5 but he would not break up his fiegc, for he had too much at heart the lofs of Limoges. . Sir Bertrand entered the vifcounty of Limoges, a territory which was dependant on lord John de Montfort, duke of Brittany, in the name of the widow of lord Charles de Blois, to whom it had formerly belonged. He made war upon it with-out any oppofition ; for the duke of Brittany did H 3 not 1§1 CHAP. XXI.


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