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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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wonders in arms, and crying out,—c How, my lords, fhâll fuch a ftinking crew keep us here all the day ? If they were good men at arms, I fliould not wonder; for in them is much more vigour than in fuch fellows as we are attacking; it is my intention to dine in the caftle, and it will depend on you that I accomplifh my purpofe/ Thofe who were defirous to obtain his favour advanced eagerly to the attack, and fixed feveral ladders to the walls, near' where the large machine was placed, which they mounted under protection of the crofs-bows, who prevented the garrifon from (hewing themfelves. - The French thus entered the caftle of Convalle fword in hand : the purfued their enemies, killing great numbers, and the remainder they made pri-foners. Sir Walter, having entered by the gates, was afked what he would have done with the pri-foners. f By St. George, I will they be all hanged/ His orders were inftantly obeyed, and Efpaigno-let fuffered the firft. The lords dined in the caftle, and the men at arms in the town, where they remained the whole day. Sir Walter gave to the lord de Convalle his town and caftle, ^ and then made preparations to continue his march. After the conqueft of Convalle, the army marched for a fort, called Maftulle, which with the others had done much mifchief to the coun-try. On their arrival, they began an attack, "hich was bravely refifted at firft ; but it lafted • long, for the place was taken by ftorm, and within flain or hanged. Vhen thofe of Roix, Rocheforte, and other ties in poflefiioaof thefe pillagers, heard t|at ~ " fir S20


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