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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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S20 - • francs, and gave me a- paflport to return to my fort of Bec d'Ailiers. Inftantly on my arrival, :f counted out " to one of my fervants a thoufand francs, which I charged him to carry to Paris; and to bring me back letters of acquittance for the payment, which he did. At this fame feafon; fir John Aymery, an Englifh knight, and the greateft captain we had, made an excurfion down the Loire towards la Charité : he fell into an am* bufcade of the de Rougement and de Venr delay, withth^emen of thearchprieft. They were ,the flrongeft, and overpowered him : he was. made prifcner, and ranfomed for thirty, thou-fand francs, which he inilantly paid down. •* ' He . was however fo much vexed at being captured, .and with his lofs, that he swore he would never re-enter his fort until he had had his revenge. He collected therefore a large body of compani-* ons, and came to la Charité on the Loire, and entreated the captains, such as Lamit, Car-suelie, le bourgh de Perigord and myself, (who were come thither for our amusement), to ac-company him in an expedition. We afked him, r Whither ?' ' By my faith,' replied he, c we will crofs the Loire at port St. Thibaut, and fçale the town, and caftle of Sancerre*. I have made a vow, that I \will never re-enter my own caftle until I fliall have feen the boys of Sancerre \ and if we could conquer that garrk fon, with the earl's children tyithin it, John, * Sancerre—an ancien), town in Berry, near thé - Loire* eight leagues front Bourges. ' • Loui*


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