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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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they did elfewhere. It was for -this rcafon the -fénéfchal had come, and with the approbation of the count, otherwife he would not have dared to have done, it. They were fifteen days before they could gain the caftle of JuUians, for it was ftrong, and the captain a Gafeon iquire, called Bruyer de fjjw.epote, of great fkijl and valour. He had quitted la Baflere in the manner before irçèn-tioned; and at laft, finding they could not take it by ftorm,% they confented to a capitulation, agreeing to fpare the lives of the garrifon and to conduct them to Lourde. A fquire, called Bertrand de Montdighen, efcçrted them thither. When the French had ppfleflion of the caftle of Jullians, they debated whether to keep or to raze it: at laft they determined to demolifh it on account of its vicinity to Lourde, for that jjarrifon, the men being traitors, might, after they_had left it, regain pofleffion by ftratagem or open force. It was therefore razed ; and thf ftones to thj$ dpy remaiti in heaps, without the expectation of its being rebuilt. The prmy then came before Nazareth, a ftrong place,, of which fome adventurous com-panions had kept .pofleffion for more than a jear. When they heard that thofe of Jullians had retreated, they alfo withdrew, having ob-tained a paffportx and went to Lourde, where they knew they would not feek them, unlefs they wifhed to lofe their labour, for Lourde is £6 'ftrong' it is impoflible to be conquered. The * French, finding Nazareth empty, razed it to the * ground, 399


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