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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
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2*4 · The iioîfe óf the horn awakened the watch of the caille, at that time aileep, who, feeing thfefe armed men running up thé caftle hill, blew luftily on hi* c horn, and bawled out, Treafon ! treafon ! Arm yourfelves, my mafters, as fail as you can, for here are men at arms advancing to our fortrefs/ They all roufed themfelves as quidkly as they could, and when armed came to the gate ; but fir William and his twelve companions defended the gate, fo that it could not be (hut. The combat then grew hotter ; but thofe from without maintained, their ground with great valour, until their ambufcade arrived. The garrifon made a very gallant defence, killing and wounding many of their enemies; but fir William and his party exerted themfelves fo much, that the fortrefs was taken, and all the Engliih killed, except the governor and fix efquires', to whom they fliowed mercy. The Scots remained in the caftle all that day, and appointed for governor a fquire of that country, called fir Simon de Vefci, and left with him many of his countrymen. This news was brought to the king of England whilft he lay before Tournay. - CHAP. LV. ι THE KING OF FRANCE ASSEMBLES A LARGE ARMY, ΊΝ ORDER TO RAISE THE SIEGE OF TOURNAY. T T has been before related in what manner the king of England hadbefieged the city of Tournay, and that he preffed it very clofe ; for he had upwards of one


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