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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
page 322



sit- might take council to provide for them. The lord de PEfparre had already left Bourdeaux, and was proceeding on voyages but the wind proving unfavourable, he was driven into the Spanilh feas, where he was met by fome fhips from Spain, with whom he engaged unfiiccefsfully s he was made prifoner and carried to Spain, wherç he remained upwards of a year and a half, and dif-fered many mortifications from the relations of the lord de Pommiers. Sir Thomas was a truly valiant man : he had written and lent fecial meffengcr* to the lords dk Mucident, de Duras, ^de Rofem and de Langu-rant, four of the moft noble and powerful baron? of Gafcony, and who were * attached to England, to rcqucft, that for the honour of the king their lord, they would not fail, on any account, to de-fend the principality, and to defire they would come to Bourdeau* with their vaftals* for all knights who were anxious to acquit themfelves towards the king and lord were already arrived there. When they were all alTemblcd, they amounted fo full five hundred lances : they remained at Bourdeaux, and ip the JJourdçlois, during the rime when the duke of Anjou was beginning the fiege of Bergerac. Sir Thomas Felton and thefe four Gafcon barons held a council, ki which they refolved to march towards the French, and poft themfelves in a fecure fituation, to fee if they could gain any advantage over them. They fet ©ut, therefore, from Bourdeaux with upwards of . three


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