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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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town of St. Jean d'Angely, and made a greà* ihow p if they meant to aflault it. The inhabi-tants, feeing the country was loft, and their cap-tain taken, at the fame time not expeéling fuc-cour from any part, furrendered themfelves to the French. The Bretons then marched towards Arigouleme, which turned to the French, as did Taillebourg. They next advanced to Saintes, where they re-, mained two days and two nights ; for the gover-nor, fir William ' Farrington, • faid he would not furrender fi) eafily, and made preparations* for its defence j but the bifhop of the town, who was a Frenchman, worked upon the citizens fo far as to induce them to feize the governor, and declare they would put him to death if he would not per-mit them to furrender. Sir William confented, provided when they treated for themfelves they did fo for him, and that he fhould be permitted to march out free. This treaty was accepted, and the French took poffeffion of Saintes and its caftle. ' Sir William Farrington marched out, and was efcorted to Bourdeaux. Evan of Wales ftill lay before la Rochelle in company with the Spanifh admiral, don Roderigo de Rofas,with forty large (hips, thirteen barges and eight galleys.' There were many negotiations be-tween them and the citizens ; but thefe laft could not do any thing fo long as the caftle was in the hands of the Englifh. They waited therefore, tfificmbling their intentions, until the Englifh f Jhould


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