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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 161



Postages be put to death F fly my faith shall they in spite of fir Robert Knolles and sir Hugh Broc, who have belied their faith: and I would have you know, if they do not fuffer death, I will not, for a year to cortie.put on a helmet to ferve you ; they will come off top cheaply, if they be thus acquitted. " This fiege has coft you fixty thou-sand francs, and you wiih to pardon your ene-mies who keep no faith with you/ At these words, the duke of Anjou grew wroth, and faid, ,€ Sir Oliver, do with them as you list/ ' I will, then, that they die $ for there is caufe for it, fince they keep not their faith/ * • * € He then left the duke and went to the square before the caftle; but sir Garfis never dared to say one word in their favour, for it would have been loft labour, fince fir Oliver was determined upon it. He called to hint Jocelin, who was the headsr man, and ordered him to behead two knights and two fquires, which caufed fuch grief th»t upwards of two hundred of the army w^ept. • 4 Sir Robert Knolles instantly opened a pof-terngate of the caftle, and had, in revenge, all his prifoners beheaded, without fparing one. The great gate was then opened, and the draw-bridge let down, when the garrifon made a sally beyond the barriers to flcirmifli with the French, which, according to sir Garfis, ' was a severe bu-finefs; the first arrow wounded fir Oliver de Oifson, who retired to his quarters. Among the wounded were two fquires from Béarn, who behaved themfelves well : their names were Be* trand de Barege and Ernauton du Pin. : ' L 4 ° •


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