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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 ftohriers between France and Flanders,'neaVto' Aire, la Croix, Bailleul, Caflel, and in tint neigh-' bourhood, to guard thé country,, and to prevent any injury being offered to the count of Flan-ders* for he had not any great confidence in the negotiators, nor would he go to Bruges notwith-ftanding their earneft felicitations. You have before heard how the garrifon ' of Bechercl had held out for upwards of a yeah, and had entered into a capitulation to furrender, if they were not relieved before All-faints-day.x When the • day was near approaching, the king of France ordered thither many men at arms : and all the knights of Brittany and Normandy were entreated to be there, except fuch as-were with the conftable. The two marfhals of France, the Jord Louis de Sancerre and lord Mouton de Blain-ville, the earl of Harcourt, fir James de Vienne admiral of France, the dauphin of Auvergne, fir John de Bueil and feveral more arrived before Btccherel. Thefe lords kept the day with great; folemnity j but as none appeared. to relieve the caftle, it was furrcndered, and thole who were fo inclined left it. , Sir John Appleyard and fir John Cornwall marched out with their men, embarked and crofted over to England* The barons of France took poflcfllon of the place, which they repaired, re-viftualled and reinforced with men* provifion and artillery, , By orders from the king of France, thefe men at' arms fhordy after laid fiege to Sr* Sauveur le S 4 Vicomte 963


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