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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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three- hundred lances,, taking the mad for fa Reolr, and came to a certain town called Yurct*, p which they quartered themfelves. The French knew nothing of this ambufcade, and fuffered much from it. The fiege of Bergerac .was ftill going forward : there were many flcirmifhes and deeds of arms performed with the garrifon by the befiegers ; but the French were not great gainers* for fir Perducas d'Albret, the governor, was very a&ive in oppofing them, that no blame might be imputed to him. The army called another council, and refôlved to fend for a large machine, called a fow, from la Réole, in order the more to harafs the garrifon. This fow was a large engine, which caft weighty ftones, and one hundred men, completely armed, could be drawn up in it, and attack the walls. Sir Peter de Beuil, fir John de Vers* fir Baldwin de Cremoux, fir Alain de Beaumorit, the ' lord de Montcalay and the lord de Gaures, were ordered to go for this engine : they left the army, in con-fequence, with about three hundred men at arms whom they could depend on, and, fording the river Dordonne, rode towards la Rtole : they ad-vanced between Bergerac and la Reole, until they came to Yurac, where the Englifh were in ambuf-padfe with upwards of four hundred combatants, of which they were ignorant, • Yotet,—probably Yurac,--* village iij Goienoe, near Bourdeaux, ^ X 4 News 311


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