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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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- mê The French beficged it on all Mes except that of the fea and took up their quarters in fiioh a manner before it as (hewed they were determined not to quit until they had coniquered it. Sir Ro-bert le Roux and his forces made frequcpt fallies, for neither night nor day paffed without fkirmifh-ing. The French could never form a wifh for feats of arm* but there were always fome ready to gratify it. Many combats took place with lance and fword, and feveral were killed or taken prifoners on each fide, during this fiege, which lattcd the whole fummer. Sir Oliver du Guefclin pofted himfelf in an am-bufcade near the caftle : he then ordered his men to begin a (kirmifh, in which the French were repulfed BY the Englifli, and driven black as far as the ambufcade of fir Oliver, who immediately ruflied out with his txoop, fword in hand, and ad-vanced bpldly on the eperpy, Uke mçn well prac-, tifed in arms. ' : The encounter was fharp on both fides, and MANY a man was unhorfed, killed, wounded, or ptadc ^rifoner i at laft, fir Oliver du Guçfclin was taken, and avowed himfelf a prifpner to a Nayar rois fquire, called John le Coq, an able man at arms : he was dragged into Cherbourg. The (kirT mi(h WA? NPW over, more to the lofs of the Frçnçh than of the Engiilh. Sir Oliver was fent to Eng-land, where he remained prifoner for a long, time IN London, and was at laft ranfomed. The French remained before Cherbourg, at 3 heavy e^penfe, the greater part of the WINTER, without


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