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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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Rtvicrc, de Btegide, de Frainville, d'Ainville, d'Ancoing, de Rayneval, and d'Angeft, fir James de Bourbon, the fenéfchal of Hainault, with many nthcr knights and barons. They had with them machines that caft tones of two hundred weight, with whkh they 'made a moft vigorous affitult. The lord de Gommegines, captain of the caftle, was aftomfhed to Ice himfelf furrounded by fuch numbers of gallant men at arms, who fecmed de-termined, that if the place were taken by ftorm, they would (pare no one they fhould find within it. As he was not provided with artillery for a long fiege, through the mediation of his coufin-german, the lord de Rayneval, he offered to enter into a treaty for furrendering the place, on condition of their lives and fortunes being fpared. This treaty was long debated* but at length the caftle waa furrendered, and all who chofc it departed, and were conduced by fir Walter de Baiifeul to the town of Calais. Sir William des Bordes was appointed governor çf Ardres : he was fuccceded by the vifeount de Mcaux, who remained there a long time : the third governor was the lord de Saimpy. The fame day that Ardres furrendered, the duke laid fiege to the caftle of Ardvick, which the three brothers Maulevricrs held for England. During the three days he ftaid there, many fkir-milhes paficd ; but they at laft furrendered, and the garrifon was condudled to Calais by the marfoal q( France. 4ftcrtHs the duke Jbcficgjcd Vauçlignc»,;which alfo ill


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