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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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in a large tower: they marched to the attack* for it was fituated in the open plain without any bul-warks. The afiault was (harp, but did not lad long, for the archers (hot fo brifkly that fcafcely any one dared to appear on the batdements/. the tower was taken, jpd thofe within (lain or made prifoners. The Englifh then fet fire to it, and marched on, for they were in the utmoft diftrefs for water. From thence they went to Ermoyon, where they quartered themfelves, and then to the foreft of Marchenoir. In this foreft there is a monaftery of monks, of the Ciftertian order, which is called the Ciftertian Abbey, and has feveral handfome and noble edifices, where formerly* a moft renowned îind noble knight, the count de Blois, received great edification, and bequeathed to it large re-venues § but the wars had greatly diminifhed them. The earl of Buckingham lodged in this abbey, and hearci mafs there on the feaft of our Lady in Sep-tember. It was there ordered, that Gauvain Mi-caille and Joachim Cator fhould on the morrow complete their cnterprize. That day the Englifh came to Marchenoir* : the governor was a knight of that country, called fir William de St. Martin, i prudent and valiant man at arms. The Englifh, .-after having reconnoitred the caftle, retired to their quarters. In another part, the lord Fitz-waltçr came before the caftle of Verbi, not to at- .. • lVfercheno.T,«-a town in Beauce, cîcôion of Chateaodun, fcar ihisftown is a forçft of 4230 arpents,—Gazjbttssr. tack S-14


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