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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 186



1Î4; . CHAP. XL.' • . Till CONSTABLE OF FRANCE TAKES MONCON-TOUR BY A CAPITULATION.—HE . MARCHES FROM THENCE TO FORM A JUNCTION WITH THE DUKE OF BERRY IN THE LIMOUSIN, WHEN THEY, LAY SIEOE TO ST. SEVERE. npHE conftable of France, the dujke of Bour-. bon, the count d'Alençon, the lord dc Cliffon, the vifeount de Rohan* the lords de Laval* de Beaumanoir and de Sully, with the others, ad* yapecd until they came before Monçontoar, a handfome caftle, fix leagues from Poitiers Qn their arrival, they began the fiege, and made dif* fcrent affaults in good order j but, as the ditche» were very deep roimd the _ walls,, they coufcl np$ eafiiy approach. They ordered . the peaiant* to cut timber and faggots which they carçfed to be drawn and thrown ipto t^cm, and qftcrwanfe covered with ftiaw and earth* Four days.were taken up in doing this. "VVhçn they Jiad jcoaw plcted it, they began their attacks in earaeft; m$ in a regular way. Thofe within defended them-felves well, for they were matters of their pro^ fcflion ; and they fuftained the afllralt one ' whtole day, when they had hard fighting, an2l'Sveïe;in great danger of being taken. On the fixth, the conftable advanced himfelf with his Bretons in regular order, to make a fiercer afiault than any of


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