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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.1

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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.1
page 219



There were affaults and ikirniiflies every day be fore the walls of the town, for thofe of the garrifon refufed to furrender themfelves unconditionally, expe&ing fuccour to arrive, in which, however* ' they were difappointed. True it is that fome Scottiih knights formed an expedition to attack the Engliih camp hi thé evenings, or before day-break ; but they made little impreffion, for the Engliih army was fo much on it's guard, that the Scots could not make any attack with effeâ, or without lofs of men. When thófe Svho were within the town faw that they had not any hopes of affiftance, that their pro vifion began to fail, and that they were fo clofely befieged by fea and land that nothing could enter, they began to treat with the king ; who was prayed to grant them a truce for one month, upon condi tion, that, if within that time, neither king David, their lord, nor any onefrom him,fliould come with a fufficiènt force to raife thefiege$ they ihould fur render up the town, upon having their lives and fortunes fpared, and the foldiers liberty to return whither they would into their own country, without lofs or hindrance. This treaty, however, was not immediately con cluded, for the king was defirous of avoiding any conditions, to puniih thofe who had held out fo obilinately againil him : at lad he was perfuaded to it, by the advice of his council, and particularly of the lord Robert d'Artois, who took a great deal of pains to bring it about. He had accompanied the king in this expedition j and being always near his * ' per


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