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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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•If. each company advanced to thé fort St» Léger, when it began marvclloufly fierce. That fort is fituated on a rock which cannot eafily be approached, and the weakeft fide is de-fended by wide ditches. The affailants laboured hard, but got nothing except many killed and wounded. The attack ceafed ; when they thought it moft advifable to fill up the ditches as well as they could, that they might gain more advantage irr their next affault. Having filled up the ditches with much difficulty, the Bretons who were within the fort began to be more alarmed than before, and not without reafon § ' fo they entered into m treaty. The lords from England, being as anxious to affift the king of Navarre as to recover feveral place^which the Bre-tons held in the Bourdelois, readily liftened to their propofals. The fort of St. Léger was furren-dered, on condition that the garrifon fhould depart without danger to themfelves or fortunes, and be conducted whither they chofe to go,. Thus was the fort of St. Léger won by the Englifh j when the principal lords went into Mortain, and found there the fouldich de PEftrade and his party in the manner the herald had defcribed them. He was immediately accommodated fuitably to his rank, and the caftle re-vi&ualled and reinforced with frefh troops. They then returned by the river Garonne to Bourdeaux the fame way they had come. When thefe knights were recruiting themfelves in loprdciuxj, they learnt that a bafon held a fort C 2 called


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