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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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formed : there were with the Poitevins feveral of the free companies, who were unwilling to remain during the fiege ; fuch as John Crefwell and David Hollegrave : thefe two, with fir Walter Hewett, were their leaders. 1 • Sir Peter de Guerfille* and Jourdain de Cou-longne, who were in the caftle, defended it valiant-ly, and advanced every day to the combat with the Englifh at their barriers. On the tenth day after their .arrival, in the midft of thefe attacks, the Englifh and Poitevins aflaulted it fo brifkly, and in fuch good order and ftrength, that they broke down the walls of the caftle, through which they paffed, and conquered the French. _ All within were flain, except fir Peter and Jourdain, and five or fix men at arms, to whom the companions granted quarter. • ' After the capture of Montcontour, lord Thomas Percyf, fir Louis de Harcourt, and fir Guifcard d'Angle, by the advice and confent of the other barons and knights, gave the caftle to fir Walter • In the hift. de Bretagne, he is called Çierre de la Grefille. Lord Thomas Percy—was knight of the Garter.—Anftis MS. ColUaions. € He was brother to the firft ea/l of Northumberland, and uncle to Hotfpur who was created earl of Worcefterby Richard IL His barony was that of Haverfordweft, and he had a conûder-able elate in South Wales, now in the poffeffion of the duke of Rutland.' Note in the above Collerions, by Dr. Percy, bifhop of Dromore. This eftate is, I believe, fold : at leaft a rent refolute was fold by the duke (lieutenant of Ireland) to Mr. John Manners K 3 Hewett, 133


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