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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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' got Marcel, governor of Aloife, a handfome caftle fituated a league diftant from St. Flour*, fet off from his caftle at day-break, attended only by thirty picked men. He marched filentiy for the lands of the count dauphin, having formed his plan to take by fcalado the caftle of Marque! (which the count dauphin bears for his arms), and rode through woods and a clofe country. Aymerigot and his men took up their lodgings early in a fmall wood near the caftle, where they remained until ftin-fet, and the garrifon had re-tired into the caftle : while the governor, whofe name was Girardon Buiffel, was at his fupper, the Englifh, who knew well whpt they were to do, affixed their ladders and entered the caftle at their eafe. Thofe paffing through the court faw them climbing oyer the walls, and inftantly cried out, * Treafbn, treafon!' On Girardon hearing this, he had not any hopes of faving himfelf but through a private paffage which led from his apartment to the great tower, and which ferved as the dungeon of the caftle. Thither he in-ftantly retired, taking with him the keys of the gates, and fhut himfelf in, whilft Aymerigot and his.companions were otherwife employed. When they difcdvered that the governor had efcaped into the great tower, which they were unable to take, they faid they had done nothing, and re- * St Flour,—a city of Auvergne, fituated on a mountain, generality of.Riôm. , VOL. VI. * Y pented * 831


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