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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
page 46



Bretons and French, who hold at leaft a dozen fortrefles between this place and Bayonne j other-wife you leave them in your rear, and they may do us much mifchief the enfuing winter. . If you confent, the country will thank you, and I entreat it of you/ c By my faith,' replied fir Thomas, * I am very willing.' Soon after this conyerfation, he • fet about the bufinefs,. and, drawing out his forces in the plain, marched towards a fort called Montpin, which was in the poffeffion of the Bretons. A fquire from the county of Poix, whofe name was Tail-lardon, was governor of it. On their arrival, the Englifh began a Very fevere attack. The fort was ftormed, and all in it put to the fword except Taillardon, who was made pri-foner. After having placed in the caftle a new garrifon, they marched away, and came before another, called Çarcilhat, which the Gafcons held. They immediately commenced an affault, but not gaining it dire&ly, they encamped. On the mor-row, they renewed the attack with fo much vigour that it was taken, and all within flain except the governor, who was from Lower Brittany, and called Yvonnet Aprifidly: he was given to the Englifh as prifoner, and the caftle burnt. They then marched towards another fort, called Befen-ghen, of which a Gafcon fquire was governor, whofe name was Roger de Morelac. The Englifh were two days before they could win it, which was at lift done by capitulation: the garrifon D 2 . mafchcd 8$


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