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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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€ On the morrow, they decamped. The dukè inarched with his men at arms from Derval te* Touloufe, and from thence to this country, with intent to destroy Lourde, for the Touloufain* made great complaints of it. What happened there I will tell you. . The duke lost no time ià marching his army. to the castle of Malvoisin, which wè fee before us, and laying siege to it* He had in his army foil eight thoufand combat, Itnts, without reckoning the Genoefe and the Commonalty from the principal towns in thaï country. - € A Gafcon squire and able man at arms, named Raymonet de FEpêe, was at that time governor of Malvoisin. There were daily fkirmishes at the barriers, where many gallant feats were done by thofe who wished to advance themfelves. ' The duke and ' his army were encamped in these handfome meadows between the town of Tour-nay and the castle, on the banks of the Lisse. : c During this fiege, sir Garsis du Châtel, who was marshalof the army, marched with five htm, dred men at arms, two hundred archers and cross bows, and full two thoufand common men to lay fiege to the castle of Trigalet, which we have left behind us. A fquire of Gascony had the com-mand of it? for his cousin the lord de la Barde, and was called le Bastpt de Mauléon ; he had about forty companions with him, who "were lords • of Lane-bourg ; for no one could march through these parts excepta pilgrim to the fhrine of St. Jago, without being made a prifoner, and, if pot fanfojned, put fq death. f There 152


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