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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.7

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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.7
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Their fiege wis carried m more f agjeiy -for this. Taillebourg is fituated three leagues from St, Jean d'Angely, and two from Saintes, in the fineft country in the world. LHnandon, and thofe in the caftle were much aftoaifhed and vexed at the capture of the bridge ; and they had reafon, for they loft by it the paflage ©f the river. However, they would not furrender; for they felt themfelves in a ftrong place, and ex-pected fuccours from Bourdeaux, as it had been currently reported on the borders of the Bour-delois, and confirmed by all the Englifh and Gafeon garrifons, that the duke of Lancafter, or the earl of Buckingham, was to arrive at Bour-deaux with two thoufànd men "at arms and four thaufand archers, to combat the French and to oblige them to raife all their fieges; in this they placed great hopes, but it turned out other-wife, as I Khali tell you. In truth, before the army under the command of the admiral of France was prepared to fail for Scotland, it had been ordered in England that the duke of Lancafter, fir John Holland; brother to the king, fir Thomas Percy, fir Thomas Trivet, the lord Fitzwalter, lir William Windfor, fir John Silbain, and other barons and knights, to the a-mount of a thoufand lances and three thoufand ar-chers, (hould fail for Bourdeaux, and remain there the whole fummer, to reinforce Mortaigne, Boute, ville, and thofe cailles which held out for them in Gafcony and Languedoc : they were to fight with the French, {houid they find them in the country. **nd, after having remained there a feafon, they were 10


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