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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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loftU de faignelei, de Jumont, firJohn de Rofay, fir Robert dc Clermont, and feveral other knights and fquires. They marched from their quarters, and continued advancing in company with the mar-fhal of France and his troops until they arrived at the army of the duke, where they were received with much fatisfaftion. * In the road to Caftiilon, there is a town called St. Foy : before the van-guard arrived at Caftiilon, they marched thither, and having furrounded it, began to attack it brifkly. This town had not any men at arms, and but trifling fortifications, fit that it did not long defend itfelf. On its furrender, it was pillaged. The fiege was formed before Caftiilon above the river, and continued for fifteen days : of courfe, there were many fkirmifhes at the bar-riers, for fome Englifh and Gafcons had retreated thither after the batde of Yurac, and defended themfelves valiantly. The Gafcon barons who had been made prifoners _ at Yurac, were ftill in the French camp, and m treaty to turn to die French party. Sir Thomas Felton was not folicited fo to do, as he was an Englifhman, but had his ranfom fixed by his maf-ter, fir William de Lignac, to whom he paid thirty thoufand francs, and obtained his liberty : but this was not immediately fettled. After much negociating; the four Gafcon barons turned to the French : they engaged, on their faith and honour, that themfelves and their vaffal* would ever after remain good Frenchmen ; for which 518


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