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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 117



They attacked them with hearty good will. You may tally imagine that this handful of men could not refill the Englifh, hut were all flain or made prifoners. The duke of Lancafter was engaged fora long time with fir John de Villemur, who was a hardy knight, ftrong and well made. The earl of Cam-bridge fingled out fir Hugh de la Roche, and the earl of Pembroke Roger de Beaufort, who was but a fimple efquire. Thefe three Frenchmen did many valorous deeds of arms, as all allowed, and ill did it betide thofe who approached too near. The prince, coming that way in his carriage, looked on the combat with great pleafure, and enjoyed it fo much that his heart was foftened and his anger appeafed. After the ' combat had laftèd a confiderable time, the Frenchmen, with one ac-cord, viewing their fwords, faid, 1 My lords, we / are yours i you have vanquifhed us : therefore a£fc according to the law of arms/ f By God/ re-plied the duke of Lancafter, c fir John, we do not intend otherwife, and we accept you for our pri-foners/ Thus, as I have been informed, were thefe three knights taken. But the bufinefs was not here ended, for the whole town was pillaged, burnt, and totally deftroyed. The Englifh then departed, carrying with them their booty and prifoners. - They marched to Cognac, where the princefs had remained, and there thç prince • dif-banded his forces, not intending to do any thing more that feafon ; for he did not feel himfelf at his eafç, as every exertion aggravated his diforder, which


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