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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.6

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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.6
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the field with full'four hundred men at arms and «s many archers. They refolved to attack a large town which belonged to the commander of St. James; but, on their march, they found a nearer way to arrive at the caftle of Fighiere, in which were about fixty Spanifh men at arms in garri-fon, under the command of Peter Gouffes an4 his brother. The canon de Rpberfoc, being very proud of this expedition, as it had been by his means undertaken, rode forward in front. There were fir Oliver Beauchamp, fir Mathew Gournay, Miles Windfor, the lord Talbot, fir Adam Sy-mon, fir John Sounder, baftard brother to the king of England, the fouldich de l'Eftrade, the lord de Châteauneuf, the lord de la Barde, Raymond de Maffpn and feveral more. They arrived at the caftle of Fighiere, which they furro vended, and drew up in order of aflault, making all preparations neceflary for it. ' * When the garrifon faw they were to be attack-ed, they alfo made ready for their defence. About four o'clock in the morning, a very vigor-ous attack commenced, and the Englifh enter-ed the ditch, which being dry, they advanced clofe to the walls, bracihg their targets over their heacfc, to guard themfelves from the ftones which might be thrown on them from the walls, and there made good ufe of their pick-axes and iron crows : while thus employed, the garrj-fon threw on them beams and bars of iron, that wounded many. The canon de Roberfac Was prefent :. he had the couragç of a knight; and performed that day many 23


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