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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
page 351



ârttts, and each gfafped a fpear, for they had found plenty in the caftle, and, 'Opening the gate, let down the draw-bridge; ' When the bridge was let down, the chains which fupported it broke ; for .the pillars on which it fhould have refted were deftroyed, and the, planks carried içto the town. When Johà Biffet, and the inhabitants who were there affembled, faw them, thçf. bepan fhouting out, ' Oh what, are you there ? krep where you are, for you fhall npt go away for a certainty without our permiffion*' t Alexander Ramfay, feeing their appearance, foon found they intended to keep them confined in the caftle, and that they muft get away as well as they could : he therefore fhut the gates, to avoid their arrows, and ordered his people to inclofe iv ~ nfelves within, intending to defend the caftle. They flung all the dead into the ditches, and 1 t up the prifoners in a tower. They thought the place was full ftrong enough to hold out until. fuccôurs fhould come from Scotland, for the ba-rons and knights were frffembling in the Merfe and in that neighbourhood : the earl of Douglas had even left Dalkeith, and arrived.at, Dunbar^ We will now return, to the fquire whom John Biffet fent to Alnwick,, and fpeak of his arrival, and. of the. information he gave to thp earl of Northumberland. Z 2 j È ÇHAP» *339 • .


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