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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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SSI - before Caftillon. Tie town and caftle of Caftillon» on the Dordonne, was a town and inheritance of the captai de Inch, whom the king of France had detained in prifon at Paris. CHAP. LXVI. , v " 1 " CÀSTILLON, 3AUVEÎERRE AND SEVERAL OTHER PLACES IN GASCON Y SURRENDER TO TH$ DUKE Or ANJOU. . • . : TXTNTLNG the time Caftillon was befiegcd, there was a great famine, in fo much that for money there was difficulty in getring provi-fions. The French were forced to march twelve or fifteen leagues for fofage for the army, and in going and returning they ran great rifles j for there were many caftles and EngKlh " garrifons on the frontiers, from whence they fallied forth and formed ambufeades -, • or they waited in the narrow pai&s and defiles i and whenever they found themfelves the ftrongeft, they fell upon the French foragers, killed and wounded them, and carried off their forage. For this rcafon, they never could forage but in large bodies. • The fiege of Caftillon was carried on with much vigour, and the garrifon fo haraflcd by aflaults and engines that they furrendered, on their lives and fortunes being fpared. The men at arms VOL. IV. Y . marched,


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