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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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John dfcRo&jr, to remain in the tow© of Landu* rant* (for the lord of it'had turned to the French fince.he had been made prifoner at the batdc of Yurac), with one hundred good fpears to guard die. frontiers againft* the Bourdelois : he himfelf wifhpd to return to Touloufe to fee his duchefs, who had, been delivered of a handfome boy, for he was defirous of holding a grand fçaft at Tou*. foufe to celebrate this event. « - He therefore ordered men at arms to the dif* Jercnt towns and caftles which- he had conquered. Qn difmiiling Evan of Wales, he laid to him ; ! You will take under yoiir command the Bretons, Poitevins, and Angevins, with whom you will march into Poitou, and lay fiege to Mortain fur jnef, Which the lord de PEftradef holds s and do pot - quit .the place for any orders which you may receive in the king's name until you have had pofieffion of it; for it is a garrifon that has done us much mifchief.' € My lord/ replied Evajj ' as far as (hall be in my power I will loyally obey you/ The duke, the conftable, and the lord de Coucy, then or dejred all thofe who were to accompany Evan into Poitou* • Upon this, full fiyc hundred «gond men at arms left the duke, and took die road to Sain* tonge, in order to advance towards St. Jean d'An-ge. • Lindiiraat»—flumld be Landirms,—a towp in Guyenne» near Boordeaux. William Shaltoo wu lord of liandirans.—* lee Holies Ga&onntf. f T|t iatttkh de l'EVADÉ.—-See âatk The 331


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