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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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of the army entering their town, which was dire&ly granted. When fir Perducas d'Albret, their governor, heard of this, he mounted his horfe, ordered his men to march, and, having pafied the bridges, made for the fort of Moncin, when Begcrac fur-rendered to the French. The conftable of France took poflefikurof it, placing therein a governor and men at arms to keep and defend it. _ After the furrender of Begerac, the duke of Anjou was advifed to advance further into the country, and lay fiege tô Caftillon* on the Dor-donne. News of this was foon fpread through the army, when every one began to make his pre-parations accordingly ; that is to fay, the duke/ the conftable and the other men at arms, except the1 marfhal of France, who remained behind to wait for the lord de Coney, as he was expe&ed to ar-rive that evening (which indeed he did), when the marihai advanced to meet him with a very large attendance • of his men, and received him; moft amicably. ' Thfcy remained all that night in: the place which the duke had left. - • 1 • The duke and his army advanced to a fine mead, on the banks of' the Dordonne, in his march to Caftillon. ' • Under the command of the lord de Coucy were, ' fir Aymon de Pommiers, fir Triftan de Roye, the • ,Caftilloo,«—a town of Guyenne,. election of Bourdeaux. lords • 317


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