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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.5

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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.5
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terms : but the fouldich replied, he would have nothing to fay to them ; that he did not want to capitulate, for that the reinforcements he looked for were arrived ; and that they might remain or march away as fhould pleafe themfelvcs. . Things remained thus, when the lord Neville and the Englifh arrived at Bourdeaux, where they were magnificently received by fir William Helmea féhéfchal des Landes, fir John de Multon mayor of Bourdeaux, the archbilhop, the ladies and citizens. " Soon after his arrival, he iffucd afummonsto the knights and fquires of Gafcony attached to Eng-land, and collefted fo many veflèls that four thou* fand embarked on board of them, and failed down the river Garonne, to raifc the fiege of Mortain. News was loon carried to the French army, that the Englifh and Gafcons were coming down the river in great force to raifc the fiege : upon this, the leaders called another council, wherein it was refelved, that as they were not fufficiendy ftrong to wait for their enemies, it was better to give up their loft time than to run a greater danger 5 hav-ing ordered their trumpets to found, they marched away without doing any thing more, and retreated into Poitou. All, howeyer, did not march off, for a company of Bretons and Welfh, who had been attached to Evan of Wales, retired into die block-houfe of St. Leger^ which they ùid would hold out againft every force, *nd dragged all their artillery in with them. The Englifh and Qafcon knights, who came foil Vot. V. C fail 17


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