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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 338



mm fo cheap, and was fo much feafred by his foldiers that they dared not anger him. He maintained in this caille full four hundred men, whom he paid regularly every month; and the whole country was under fuch fubjection and awe of him, that none dared to ride over his lands. His caflle of Ventadour was more largely fupplied with every fort of flore than that of any lord. • There were warehoufes of Bruffels and Normandy cloths, of furs, merceries and other articles, which he fold to his people, deducting the prices from their pay. He had flores of fteel, iron, wax, fpices and every neceffary, in as great plenty as at Paris. Sometimes he made war on the Englifh as well as on the French, in order to be the more dreaded ; and his caftle of Ventadour was always provided for a fiege of feven years. We will now return to the affairs of Flanders. THE KING OF FRANCE ORDERS BOURBOURG TO BE ATTACKED.—IT IS SURRENDERED TO HIM BY CAPITULATION, WHEN THE ENGLISH QUIT . FLANDERS.—HE THEN DISBANDS HIS ARMY. WHEN the king of France came before Bourbourg there were never feen fuch fine men at arms nor fuch numbers as he had with him. The lords and their men were all drawn up, and eager for the attack. Thofe who had reconnoitred the place faid, it could not hold 324


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