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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
page 319



Éngh^Ûï. The town was attacked, taken by ftonriy ttid all in it put to the fword. Thofe who could efcape retreated to Bergues* inhere was fir Hugh Calverley with full three thoufand Englifh. The Mfhop of Norwich was not there, having retired to Gravelines, to be the fdoner at Calais fhould there be. occafion. The Englifh had burnt and pillaged all the country near to Caflel. The king of France, on his arrival at St. Omer*. was lodged at aii abbey out of the town, on the road to Berguesj called Ranombergues, where he remained. He came there on a Friday, and on the following day the conftable, the marfhals, with the lord de Coudy and a great number of good men at arms* ' took the field and came be-fore the caftle of Trughen, wherein were about three hundred men at arms,. who had formed a garrifon of this place the whole feafon, - They made a vigorous attack on the caftle, and e&erted themfelves very much : indeed, they were forced to do fo if they wifhed for conqueft, as the Englifh within defended themfelves fo valiantly that it was marvellous to think of their prowefs. However^ by continued attacks* and gallant deed* of arms* the caftle was taken; and all within put to death, for the conftable would not fhew mercy to any one. In the lower court, was found the moft beautiful white horfe that had been feen for years, which was prefented to the conftable, who inftantly fent it to the king of France. The king willingly accepted the horfe, and was fo pleafed with it that he rode it all Sunday. VOL. VL X • ' . ' 'The 'SOS.


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