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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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por his territories wifhed to wage war againft him* or in any way incur fak indignation, and that the ftrength of his town and a|l he could bring tp de-fend it were as nothing |p comparifon with the town* and c#le$ of upper Qafconv wbkher, k was fuppofed, hç intended m march. He there-? fbre entreated that he might remain in peace, upon (hé terms th%t he fhould obferve m cxaft neutral-ity * and Aft, whateyer thofe lords of Gafcorty who poflcfed mefne fiefs fhould de, |e wqidd ttei die fame. His requeftwas granted, on His gi?»§ hoftages, who wem fontto prifoft in Ftyrigueu*. The wholç army, of which thedukeof Anjou wa$ commander, marched away towards Mûtitmarièii*, and die town of Louidef to upper Çtiçony, of wfcifch fir Arnold de Vire was governor. Tie French befieged and furrpunded it cm. nil fides, having firft demandai if they were wiling {* far* render thenfdves to die duke of Anjou», The inhabitants of Lourde fopn agreed to k*- but -the. knight faid, that the count de Foix had appointed hiin to that poft, and he would t^m furrçftcta* it m any man except to him. When- the conftable of France heard,this, hç ordered the army to advance and briflcly aflfcuk it, whfch they did widi fo much vigour dut the wwn wis taken mi the governor fiain, as well âi lèverai men wd women : : the town was pillager and ruined, • Montmàrfcn.*-* town it Gafcony, f Lourde,—a town in GaiooB^^Hhe-cental of tikcvékf •f Lavcda», dioedbof Tapbet, and


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