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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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the townfmen to arm themfelves. Soon after, Phillip Manfel armed his garrifon, of fixtjf able men, and fit to defend the place. They marched out of the caflle j but when they had .patted the draw-bridge^ 4he, men who formed the ambiifcade fallicd ffcrth, and pofted themfelves between the Englifh fid the gate. - . \ The garrifon now faw they were betrayed, an4 marched towards the ambufcader in hopes of re-gaining' the; entrance of the caftle j but at this moment the mayor advanced, with upwards of two thoufand of the inhabitants, fo that the Éngt Hfh, being attacked in front and rear* were/jaÛ iHade prifoncrs : they furrendered,. on having their Ives favfd. The caftle was not yet taken ; for the English had left twelve of their men within, who had ftrongly clofed :the gate* . • The mayor then came up to the governor and his ipen, and faid j c Gentlemen, attend to what I fay I if you do not immediately give orders • for the caftle tor furrendcr, you • may be aflured we will have you all beheaded at the foot of this bridge/ The Englifh replied, they would wil-lingly do all in their power, and held feveral pan-leys with thofe of the caftle. It was agreed on all fides, that thofe who had been. made prifoncrs and the remainder in the caftle ihould be cm- . barked on board a fhipt and conduced by the mayor and burgeffes to Bourdeaux. .• t Thus did the Rochellers win their caftle. When the dukes of Berry, Burgundy, Burbon, the mar-Dial de Sancerre, the vifeount de Rohan, the VOL. IV. O lord« 191


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