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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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arrows. Thus hurrying, and in difmay, were the Rochellers purfued, though the horfe guard-ed the rear, to the town of la Rochelle. The earl of Arundel with upwards of four hundred men at arms was clofeiy following, each man with his lance in his hand or on his shoulder. There was much crowding and difficulty to pafs the gates ; and fir Peter de Jouy and the lord Taillepié fought like valiant heroes in defending their men, keeping fiill on their rear, until they were come to the barriers. They were fo hard preffed by the English, who were at their heels, they ran a great hazard of being flain or made prifoners; for the attack was the more vigorous againft them as it was vifible they were the com-manders. Sir Peter de Jouy had his courier killed under him, and was with great difficulty dragged within the barriers. Sir Peter Taille-pié was pierced through the thigh with a lance, and hit by an arrow on the helmet which en-tered his head, and his good horfe fell dead un-der him at the gate. ' There was much Slaughter made on the Ro-chellers re-entering the town : upwards of forty dead and wounded lay at the gates. The inha-bitants had mounted the battlements, and fired fo many cannons and bombards that the Eng-lish dared not approach nearer. Thus ended this ikirmish between the Eng-lish and Rochellers. As it was near noon, the earl of Arundel had founded the retreat, when the men at arms and archers retired in handfome array to their quarters, where they difarmed and . refreshed fût


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