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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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When the bec aid- hid deHrettd tKirwRger, the duke of Anjou fent for the headftnan^ awl ordered the hoftages, Who were two knights ant a fquire, to be brought forth* and had them hm-tieaded* before the caftie, fo lipt thofe within might lee aid know them, . Sir Robert Knolles inftanriy ordered a table ta fee fixed without fide of the windows of the cattle; and h^d led there fouf of M| prifoners,, three knights and à fquire, fof whom he might hâve Had great ranfom» bm he b$d them ^headed and iuag down into the ditch* the hcadi m one fide ^nd the bodies op the other. The fiege was raifed softer this, and ^1 the men at arms returned to France j eyen the duke of Anjou went to Paris to vifit the king his brother ; the conftable* with |he lord de Cliflbn and others, parched to t|fe city of Trojres, for -die Englifli were already in that part of the country:' they jiad crofted thç rive? MtWfc an4 were taking the ' psttd towards Anxcntt. At this tfme, pope Qregory XI, led fent the arcl^bifhop of Rouen and the bilhofi Of Carpenr ttas ip legation.to France, to endeavour,- if pof-fihle, fo mtakc peace between the king* of Eraacfe and England: thefe two prelates had tnany diffiU çulties in travelling tqwards the king of France and his brother** and afterwards to the duke of Lancafter : the Çngjliih, howeyer, kept advancing; through the country of Forets, having pafled Auvergne, Limoufin, and the rivers Loire, Al-lier, Dordonne, and Lot. Neither the pnglifh R 4 pof '«47


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