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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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to death that day; God have mercy on their fouls ! for they were writable martyrs. A company of Englifh* in entering the town, haftened to the palace of the bifhop, whom they there found and .took prifoner, carrying him, with-out any regard to his dignity, to the prince of Wales, who, eyeing him indignantly, told him that his head fhould be cut off, and ordered him out of his prefence. ' ' " We will now fpeak of thofe knights who were in the town, fir John de Villemur, fir Hugh de la Roche, and Roger de Beaufort, fon to the count de Beaufort, governors of the city. When they perceived the tribulation which was overpowering them, they faid ; c We fhall all be flain for a cer-tainty, if we do not gallantly defend ourfelves : let us therefore fell our live$ as dearly as good knights' ought to do/ Upon this, fir John de Villemur faid to Roger de Beaufort, c You muft be knight-ed.* Roger replied, c Sir, I have not as yet fig-* nalized myfelf fufficiently for that honour, but 1 thank you much for your good opinion in fuggeft-ing it to me/ No more was faid, for they had not time to hold further converfation. They colle&ed in a body, and, placing them-felves before an old wall, fir John de Villemur and fir Hugh de la Roche difplayed their banners, and drew up in good order. ' They might be, in the whole, about fourfcore. The duke of Lancafter and the earl of Cam-bridge, with their men, advanced upon them, and demounted, to be on an equality with the enemy. They 104


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