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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
page 65



towers were at length taken by ftorm, and the knights within them, who had valiantly defended themfelves as long as they had been able. After the conqueft of thefe two towers, the Scots and French came before a very ftrong caf-tle in another part of the country, which is called Werley*; it belonged to fir John Mountague. Sir John Luflebourne was the governor for him, mad had in it his wife, children and all his family; for he had been informed - that the Scots and French were advancing that way. He had, in confequence, fully provided the place with men at arms and artillery, to the utmoft of his power, in expectation of the attack. - The army foon came and encamped before tfertey, fituated on a handfome river which runs into the Tweed below it. There was one grand affault bn this caftle, where the French behaved much more valiantly than the Scots : for they crofted the ditches, though with much difficulty; and, having fixed their ladders, many gallant deeds were done, for the French afcended to the battlements, and there fought hand to hand and dagger to dagger with the garrifon. - Sir John LufTebourne _ (hewed himfdf a good knight and powerfulin arms, by engaging - the French knights as they mounted the ladders-At this attack a German knight, called fir Al-berts Gaftelain was flain, which was a pity; many others were killed and wounded. The enemy, however, were fo numerous, and the attack fo * Werly. Q. if not WarL E 4 often 55


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