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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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lantly behaved himfelf at this aflault, às indeed did the others. The garrifon artillery, as well asthe machines for calling of Hones and iron bars, began to tire and grow weaker in the caftle. Confidering that of twenty-five men* (the foice within the place), there were not three unhurt, and fome dange-rouily wounded, they could not prevent it from being taken by ftorm. The brother of their captain lay dead, from whom no further help could cdme. They refolved to give themfelves a little refpite, and during that time treat for a peace. They made a fignal to parley with the Englifh. The affault was flopped, and. thofe who were in the ditches employed againft the walls were ordered out : it was high time, for there were many who had been wounded, and others much fatigued. Sir Matthew Gournay, conftable, and fir Wil-liam Windfor, marfhai of the army, advanced, and demanded what they wanted. The go-vernor, Peter GoufTes, addrefled them in thefe words,—c You are refolved not to leave this place without conquering it : you wound our men, and we do the fame to yours. We have therefore confulted together; and I, as gover-nor, fpeak their fentiments, which are, that we will furrender to you the fort, our lives and. fortunes being fpared. Accept, therefore, thefe terms, which are juft: you are at prefent the ftrongeft, fo that we muft fubmit/ * Page 23, it is faid the garrifon confuted of about fixty men at arias. • • The 25


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