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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 184



• tfâ Spteiàfrdsi They held long councflsrjfoir they (hould aft, and which way they ihould advance, for «hey already had their MpmùM of the loyalty of . the Rbchellew. They appointed fir John Dcverctur fenéfchai of ta- Rochelle, with tfiree hundred men at arms for the defence of the^raftle, for a$ long a? they Should be matters of that, the town dared not to rebel/ This bûfîneft dorid^ the captai do Inch/ wha commanded the expedition, lord Thomas Percy, the carf mît Angus, fir Richard de Pontchat-don, the fouldictt, Ir Beras de Ja Lande, and'f he others, with their men, marched from la Rochelle. About four hundred iances took the road for Soubife* ; for there were fome Bretons near that place, who having taken poffef-fion of feveral churches and fmali forts, had forti-fied them: but ^s foon^as ithefe lords approached they fled, and the country was freed of fuch vifi- tors. . At this time, the conftable of France, the dukes of Berry and Bourbon/ the count d'Alençon, the dauphin d'Auvergne, the lord Louis de Sancerre, the lorcjs de Cliffon and de Lava}, the vifeourçt dp Rofeaj*, the lord de Beaumanoir, and numbers of the batons of France* had taken the field, and Were with the army in the countries of Anjou, Au-vergne, and Berry : in ail* upwards of three thou-land fpears. . • • Thofe lords who were under the immediate command of the conftable advanced into Poitou* • SoMfe^* town in Saintoage, fix leagues from la Ro-chelle» - - i » where*


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