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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 318



banks by their alertnefs'in (hooting prevented many from appearing. They ihot fo well as hardly ever to mifs what they aimed at, and fe-deral on the walls were mortally struck on their heads by the fmall bolts, which caufed many in the garrifon to dread their blows. The attack was fo long and fuccefsfuDy con-tinued that a large breach was made in the wall. This alarmed thofe within, who offered to fur-render on having their lives fpared ; but they were not listened to, and fell into fuch good/ ' hands that every one was ' put to death, for iir Walter had ordered no quarter to be given. Thus did the barons and knights of France? regain the castle of St. Forget, which fir Walter gave up to its proper owner, ivho had lost it last year from neglect of well guarding it, as feveral other castles in France had been formerly lost in like manner. When the knights was repofFefled of his castle, he had it repaired where wanted ; for the French had done much damage by their attack. The French then marched to the castle of la Baffere* of which Ernauton de Batefbl was cap-tain. He had strongly fortified it, in expectation of the vifit the French intended him. On their arrival, they reconnoitred it on all fides, to fee where they ' could the better makeibeir " attack, and with the least lofs to their men : having carefully examined it;they posted themfelves opî-pofite to the weakest part. The crofs-bowmen were ordered to advance before thofe intended . .... . . : •' 308


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