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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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tack; entered the ditches, which were dry, andr began the affault vigoroufly. At this time, there were no men at arms in the town of Ban. The inhabitants, though badly (armed, mounted the walls and defended them-felves as well as they were able with lancés and javelins, but this could not laft long. They therefore began to treat with the aflailants, and at length furrendered, on having their lives and fortunes fpared, declaring they would put them-felves under the obedience of don Fernando king of Portugal. - They were well received in the town, which' they entered to refrefh themfelves; When they began to examine by what means they could* gain the caftle. They faw it might be taken; and, that fame evening, fome of the army began to fkirmifh. On the morrow, a more regular attack commenced.' The governor of the caftle was a gentleman of the country called Peter Jagoufes, but he was not an able man at arms; as he fliewed ; for as foon as he law himfelf thus attacked,- and fo many men at arms advancing, he took fright, entered into terms, and furrendered the caftle on his and the • grrrifon's lives being fpared. ' They ftrengthened it with good men at arms and archers, and then departed towards another caftle, feven leagues diftant, called la Cour-tiffe.* On their arrival, they inftantly began the attack very fharply; but thofe within de- * Courtiffe.. Q. fended 4*


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