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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.9

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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.9
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CHAP. XVI. ' • GERONNET DE MAUDURANT, XNE OF THE CAP-TAINS OF PERftOT LE BEARNOIS, HAVING BEEN MADE PRISONER BY JOHN BONNE-LANCE, AT MONTFERRANT IN AUVERGNE, FINDS MEANS, AFTER HIS RANSOM WAS PAID, TO PVT ' LE BEARNOIS IN POSSESSION OF MONTFERRANT. HPHIS fame year, about the middle of May, forty bold companions fet out frora'Chalu-cet*, in the poffeffion of Perrot le Béarnois, in Limoufin, to feek adventures in Auvergne, under ine command of a fquire from, Gafcony called Geronnet de Maudurant, an able man M anus. On account of the dread this country and the borders of the Bourbonois had of thefe people, the duke of Bourbon had appointed, fpr its defence, one of his knights, a valiant man at arms, called fir John Bonne-lance, who vrqs courteous, amor-ous, and eager to difplay his courage. When he heard thefe companions were abroad, he afked how many they might be: and when they faid, € About forty/ he replied, c As for forty lances, we do not fear that number : I will take as many to meet them/ He then departed from the place where he had heard of this excurfion, but his greater force was before Ventadour, and collected about forty or fifty of his men at arms that were difperfed on the borders of Limoufin, Auvergne, and the * Chancel,—election of Limoges, near Pierre-buffiere. : ' 11 Bourbonois, 100 •


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