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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 151



appertains to the count de Foix : the count d'Atf* magnac over-ran it, though at prefent he is quiet on account of the truces made between them. I muft fay, the Armagnacs and Labriffiens gained nothing, but had often great loffes. * On the night of the feaft of St. Nicholas, in the winter of the year 1362, the count de Foix made prifoners, near to Montmarfen, the count d'Armagnac and his^nephew the lord d'Albreth; and many, nobles with them, whom he carried to Orthez, and confined them in the tower of the caftle; by which capture he received ten times told ope hundred thoufand francs. * It happened afterwards that the count d'Ar-magnac, father of the prefent, called fir John id'Armagnac, fet on foot an armament, with which he came and took Cafferes by fcalado : they were full two hundred men at arms, who feemed re-folved to keep the place by force. News was brought to the count de Foix, at Pan, that the Armagnacs and Labriffiens had taken his town of Cafferes. He; who wâs a prudent and valiant kpight, and prepared for all events, called to him two baftard brothers whom he had among his knights, fir Arnault Guillaume and fir Peter de Béarn, and ordered them to march inftantly to Cafferes, telling them he would fend men from all parts, and in three days would be there in perfon. * Be careful, therefore/ added he, * that none get out of the town without being fought with, as" you will have ftrength enough ; and on your arrival at Cafferes, make the country peo~ *" ' / pie 141


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