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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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CHAP. XXXII. - TftB DEATH Of SIR BERTRAND DU CUESQLIN, CONSTABLE OF FRANCE. /TSHE good conftable of France, fir Bertrand du Guefclin, had remained , in Auvergne with, many able men at arms. He had laid fiege to Cha-teau neuf de Randon*, three leagues from the city of Mendef, and four from the town of Puy in 'Auvergne, in the caftle of which he had fiiut up feveral Englifh and Gafcons, who had come from the country of Limoufin, where there, were plenty of fortrefles. The conftable made many fevere attacks on the caftle during the fiege, and fwore- that he would never depart until he was the mafter of it. When there, he was feized with fo great a fickneft that he kept his bed ; this, however, did not prevent the fiege from being continued t indeed, it was carried on by his army with greater eagernefs. Sir Bertrand's malady was fo deadly that he fell a viftim to it, which was a fevere lofs to his friends and to the kingdom of France. His 'body was car-ried to the church of the Cordeliers of Puy in * Chateau neuf de Randon»—a village in Lower Languedoc, f Meade,—in ancient city in Lower Languedoc, twenty-eight leagues from Alby. Auvergne, 17S


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