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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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tiers gained feven lances, which were pnflied at them through the breach, by wrefting them out. of the enemies hands. They were under the pen*: non of fir Evan Fitzwarren* Sir John d'Ambreticourt made no boy's play, but ihewed himfeif a true knight : he.potted him-felf at the foot of the walls, and his pennon, with hit arms of two hamets gules on a field ermine,' fixed in the ground before him : he had a pick-, ase in his hand, labouring with all his might to batter the wall* One may be furprifed the towns-men were not frightened when they faw themfelves thus attacked on all fides ; but it lafted not loag, fat there were too many able men employed? and» perceiving what muft happen, they refolved to furrender. The bailiff of the town, through whofe means the place had held out for the king, came forth, and, having demanded-who was the commander, faid,—* My lord, order a cefiation of arms, for the inhabitants wifh to entar into a treaty with you/ The marihal replied, he would cheerfully do fo, and fent a herald round the ditches, who thus fpoke to the Englifh,—* Ceafe aflaulting until you fhall hear the trumpet of the marihal, for there is a treaty going forward with the townfmen/ On this fpeech of the herald, the attack was fuf« pcnded, and the affailants repofed themfelves : in* deed, many had need of it, for they had laboured hard.and were much fatigued* . The townfmen, by their bailiff, faid they were piling to yield the town on having their lives ancp ftrtupes fpàrcdj as the other towp in Çalicia had 57


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