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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 187



OF fche former ones. Being covered with large ihields, and armed -with pick-axes and mattocks*-they came up clofe to the walls, which they imi mediately battered, puling out ftones in various places, infomuch that die garrifon began to bo». alarmed: they, however, defended themfelvea m wdl as cmtr garrifon did. John Crefswel and David HoUegravç, the go-vernors, faw làe peril they were in» and guefled that fir Bertrand, from this manner.of proceeding, would aottqirit the place before he had conquered ki la tha^ ftould they be taken by aflàult, they would certainly be pet to death ; aod, not feing iMr hcar-r tag of any fuccour coining to them, they-opened a treaty to forrender the placenta their lives being Ipared. . . .... ; The conftable, who did hot wiûi to harrafsKia own people, nor to pufli too far the garrifojrv whui» hck&èw to be refolwte • mem at arms, accepted *he tepow* and agreed they fhould leave. the caftjcg mkîng fidthiog with then but gold or filver, and that they ihould be efcorted to Poitiers. • . . : In this manner did. the conftable get, the caille of Moacontour, of which took peifeflkw, apd had it weH repaired.- - He' remained in it to refrefli hsmfelf and men* for he was ôot determined mU^ thdr he âiould march next, te Poitiers or elfc-, vàeit» • • '..,*; When the news was. knipwn m the cky of Poi-* tiers, that aie torçftaljlc and his $*efiQps Jiad tttken. the câffite. • of {Moncontotir, theyf wpre - npovo alaÉiiedfliiii Mi^^ij^m«dlne^ %t off fjpf, * fengers


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