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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 134



wm very grand and magnificent, and ya* attended by all the barons of Gafcony and Poitou** Whilft all thefe things were going forward, and the funeral occupied every one's attention, and detained the barons in Bourdeaux, there ifiued forth, from the garrifon of Perigord upwards of two hun-dred lances of Bretons, whom the duke of Anjou had fent and potted there. They were commanded by four valiant and hardy knights, whofe names were, fir William de Longucval, fir Alain de la, Hduflaye, fir Louis de Mailly and the lord d'Arcy, Thefe knights marched with their men to a hand-fome and ftrong caftle called Mont-paon, of which t knight was lord. ' When thefe Bretons arrived, and had advanced up to the barriers, they ma-noeuvred as if they intended an immediate afiault* and completely furrounded it. Upon which fir William dc Mont-paon, proving he had more of French courage than Englifli, turned to them, and in fhort furrendered. He gave admittance to thefe knights and their companions into his caftle, of which they took poflfeffion, and faid they would defend it againft all the world. They repaired and added to it whatever might have been wanting. , Intelligence of this was foon carried to Bour-deaux, when the duke of Lancafter told the barony • He was boried in the Auguftine Friars, London. * Here was interred the bodië of Edward, Ac eldeft ftmne of Edward the black prince, by Joan his wife, fnrnamed The Faire Maide of Kent, who was born at Angoleûne anno 1375, and died at ferai years of age,'-—Jft#wr'/ Funeral Mcntmnti. £ lii they


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