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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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had left Entença, tad WIS marching ttffands a ctty in Galicia, called Orenfe, which would not acknow» ledge his claim to the crown. The place was (irong, and had a garrifon of Bre-tons, who had undertaken the defence at their own rifkj and, as they expected the duke and his Eng* Mil would come thither, they had greatly added to ft* ftrength. The marfhal of the army had received frequent information, that thofe of Orenfe had re-fufed obedience to the duke, and were daily in-creafing the fortifications of the place : he there-fore, in conjunction with the conftable, fir John Holland, advifed the duke to march thither. . t¥hcn the army was tolerably near, it was halted and quartered thereabout. The firft night was very fine and fo wondrous hot (for it was about Afcenfion-day), that the lords had their tents and pavilions pitched in the plain, under the beautiful olive-trees which were there. They remained within the m all the night and following day, thinking the town would inftantly furrender, without waiting to be afiaulted. The townfmen would willingly have done fo, if they had been the matters, but fome ad-venturous Bretons governed it. Two gallant cap-tains from lower Brittany, one called the baftard d'Auhroy, the other the baftard de Pennefort, were the commanders. They were good men at arms, as it appeared, when they undertook to defend the town of Orenfe, without other affiftance, againft the army of the duke of Lancafter. On the third day, the Englifh having well exa-mined the*place, to choofe the weakeft parts for , . * their #5.


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