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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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- two hundred thoufand frahcs io Languedoc ; but fte could not at prefent undertake this fiege, for. the king of France had recalled the dukeof' fierxy, the conftable and other barons, on whofe. affiftanoe he had depended, as it was wellnkaown the Eiglifh were at fea, but uncertain in what part of the kingdom they would attempt.t© land. • ' . Notwithftanding this expedition from Languedoc had failed, the poor people who had been fo hard pre fled to pay fuch large fums were never repaid any part. . , The king of Caftille, about this time, laid fiege to Bayonne with full twenty thoufand Spaniards and Caftilliahs : hè began the £ege in. the winter* and continued it through that whole feafom ~ Many gallant deeds were * performed there by fea and land, for Roderigo le Roux, don Ferqaodo de Caftille, Afîibrofe de Boccariegra aid Beter Bafck, lay at anchor before Bayonne with two hundrd veflèls, and gave fuffickncy of employment to its inhabitants. The governor of the town at the time was a right valiant knight from England*, called fir Matthew Gournay. • . • His good fenfe and prowefs were, as J havo been informed, of great aififtance to the townficcn* I have heard from , fome of thofe: who were ber lieged, that the Spaniards would have fttcceeded in their attempt on Bayonne, had not k great rtaorr tality affiled their army^fo that oufc of jfivç wh0 were taken ill three died. King Henry had with him a necromancer from •Tttledo^ who -dedared that the whole^aif^was'pbi- "381


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