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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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ËngHlh to overrun Galicia, or any other parts, M they could, without offering them the chance of a general combat, and with this the Bretons had been made acquainted. Some of the Englifh faid,—4 Ah, if all the town* in Caftille give us as much trouble as this, we fhall never have done/ Others replied,—4 There is much to be pillaged within it, that has been brought thither from all parts ; and it is this which induces them to make fo obftinate a refiftance, that they may furrender on terms, and prefcrve their wealth and merchandife from being plundered/ Some afked, « "Who are the captains V * They are two baftard Bretons, good men at arms, who know what lieges and aflaults are, for they have been at many. Their names are the baftard de Pennefoj^ and the baftard d'Aulroy/ * Whoever they may be, they are valiant fellows thus to hold out, with-out any appearance of fuccour coming to them/ Thofe who mounted the ladders were fometimes repulfed 'fo feverely, as to be tumbled to the ground, which caufed much fhouttng among the Caftillians. When the duke of Lancafter was rifen arïd had heard mafs, he faid he would go and view the at-tack* He mounted a courfer, but unarmed, and had his, pennon, that was emblazoned with the arms of Caftille, England arid France, borne before himf which fluttered in the wind/fo that the extremities touched the ground. On the dike's arrival, the befiegers exerted themfelves the more, in order to be noticed and pratfed. The enemy, obferving the pennon, 271 9


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