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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 143



ford de Pons advanced every day to the gâtes at Hie town, doing no damage to anyone; but fome-times he was driven back, and retreated with lofs; CHAP: XXYÏIL THE ENGLISH TAKE THE CASTLI OF MONT* CONTOUR. ' ^T^HUS were the Englifh affairs in Poitoii en-A tangled ; the lords and knights oppofed to. each other ; when the ftrong opprefTed the weak* iand none received either law, juftice or right. The tattles and ftrong places were intermixed j fome being French, others Englifh, who each made excurfions on the other, and pillaged on all fides without mercy. Some of the barbns and knights of Poitoii of the Englifh party, having confidered that the gar-rifon of Montcontoiir was more aétive in haraffiog the country than the others, refolved to march thither and lay fiege po it. They therefore iflued a fummons from the city of Poitiers in the name of lord Thomas Percy, fénéfchal of Poitou, which Was obeyed by all knights and fquires. They amounted to five hundred fpears and full two thou-fand footmen, with large fhields, among the archers who accompanied them. There were fir Guif-• K 2 card lit


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