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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. XLIX. GEOFFRY TEJE-NOIR IS WOUNDED IN THE HEAD, AT A SKIRMISH, AND COMMITS EXCESSES WHICH, CAUSE HIS DEATH.—HE MAKES A WILL, AND SUBSTITUTES TWO GOVERNORS OF VENTADOUR IN HIS ROOM. \/OU have before heard how fir William de * Lignac and fir John Bonne-lance, with many knights and fquires from Auvergne and Limoufin, had befieged the caftie of Ventadour, and Geoffry Têtè-noir within it. It was fo ftrong, that it could not be taken by ftorm • and he had lain in fuch ftores of all things, as to fecure a fufficiency for feven or eight years, without any thing new being added. The befiegers, who had furrounded it with blockhoufes, came at times to fkirmifh at the barriers ; and it happened that, at one of thefe, Geoffry Tête-noir advanced fo far that he was ftruck on the head by a bolt from a crofs-bow, which paffed through the helmet and cap underneath, and wounded him fo fe-verely as to occafion him to be carried to his bed. His companions were much vexed at this, and, during the time he was in this ftate, all fitirmifhing ceafed. • Had he taken proper care of himfelf, he would have foon been cured of this wound; but he in-dulged himfelf in many exceffes, particularly in fornication, 319?


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