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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.8

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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.8
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us and all we poflfefs under your prôte&ion j and we will acknowledge thé duke and duchefs of Lancafter for our fovereigns, in like marniei* at ' thbfe of Corunna and Sant Jago have done/ *' * I will take you, and all that belongs to you, under my protection/ anfwered the marfhal ; f but 1 will not enfure your provifions, for men Ht arms muft live/ The deputies faid, that€ that was reafonable ; and the country abounded in pro* vifion of all forts | but wait here a moment, that we may return ' to the town and relate what you have faid, for we will keep the agreement, and we truft you will do the fame/ *• • 4 Yes, on my faith will I/ replied fir Thomas ; . * but make hafte back/ Upon this the four men returned to the town, to relate hotr fir Thomas had agreed to accept their terms, except in the article of provifions. They faid, * God grant it may be foj for you have fucceeded better than we expe&ed/ . They then difencumbered the gate of the cafks, beams and faggots, and opening it wide, advanced to the barriers with the keys in their hands. When the marfhal approached, he find his companions difmounted ; and the townf* men, on their knees, ^refenting the keys, faid,—» 1 My lord, you'are fent hither, we learn, by the duke and duchefs of Lancafter : we therefore offer you the keys, and furrender our town, as agreed on between you and our men/ , c Upon theft terms I accept the keys/ replied the marfhal} and he and ^ his men entered the town, where they quar-tered themfelves here and there, in the beft pan* ner


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