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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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left, his two children with their uncle the king of France, fuipicions had fallen on a fquire of the lçipg's boufehold. He had been placed there by the king of Navarre at the time he left his chil- " dren : his name was James de la Rue. A lawyer who.iffS' one of the king of Navarre's council, apd his chancellor in the county of Evreux, was alfo implicated in this bufinefs: the name of this chanceUçr was matter Peter du Tertre. - Thefe two men were cruelly executed at Paris, -and acknowledged, before all the people, that they had intended to have poifoned the king of France. Thç king immediately collected a large army* the commftnd of which he gave to the conftable.: there were with him the lord de la Riviere and many other barons and knights* They marched into Nprmandy, to attack the caftles of the king of Navarre, which were ftrong and well gàr-rifoned, and laid fipge ta one of them called Pont au demcr*. , The French had with them many cannon, and various engines and machines,-with which, in the cojirfc of diifcrçpt afiàqlts, they fireflcd the garrifon hard s but they defended them-felves valiandy. Though there were many attacks and fkirmifties, the fiege lafted a long time : the caftle was much rufned, and the garrifon hard pufhed. They were frequently required by the /conftable to furrender* or they would all be put to death, if the place were taken by ftorm: this " ^'Pont au demer,—a town in Normandy, on the RUk, 41 kiguti 6*9 Pari* • . n U a • wm\ «§1


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