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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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t© - tailed*St. Maubert, fix leagues diftant, in Mcdoe, from whence he much haraffed the country. They embarked on the Garonne great provifion of flores and artillery, and, having mounted tlpcr horfes, marched by land to St. Maubçrt, with pbout three hundred fpears. The Gafcons who accompanied lord Neville in this expedition were, fir Archibald de Greilly, the lords de Roufly, de Duras and do Tournon, On the arrival of thefe barons with their forces before St. IVIaubert, they encamped, and loon after began an afïàult, which at the onfet wa$ very feverc ; for the Bretons who were in Stf Maubert were men of courage, and had for thcip Captain a perfon called Huguelin, round whom they rallied, and by whofe advice they aâed with vigour* Thefe firft attacks did no harm to the prêtons $ when the Englifh retired to their quarters, and ©fi the morrow creeled theif engines to çaft (tones, m order to break through the roof of the tower iq which they refided. Qn the third day they ordered an affcult, and faid fuch a ruffianly crew could not hold out much longer. This attack was (harp, and many were (lain I fbr never did men defend themfelves better thfin theft Bretons : however, feeing that no affiftT ance was likely to come to them, they entered into a treaty for they found they ffould never be left in quiet until they were conquered. • Treaties were concluded between them and the lords of the army, that they fhould furrender St* Maubert,' and march out witftout any damage to thratfelyes or fortunes, and fhould retire into J '3 * Poitou,


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