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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 399



When the king and his council law their people lying dead, and the aifailants fore wounded, without gaining any thing, he ordered them to defili, and to) feek out for quarters ; for he was determined not to leave the place before he had feen his men revenged. Upon this every one was employed in fearching out where he could lodge himfelf, to colled the dead, and to drefs the wounded. The king, on the morrow, ordered all to be ready for the attack of the caftle : thofe within prepared themfelves to defend it. This aflault was very fierce and perilous,: and many gallant deeds were performed. The countefs of Saliibury, who was efteemed one of the moil beautiful and virtuous ipomen in England, was in this caftle, which belonged to the earl of Saliibury, who had been taken prifoner, with the earl of Suffolk, near Lille, and was dill in prifon at the Châtelet in Paris. The king had given him this caftle, upon his marriage, for his many deeds of » valour, and for the fervices he had received from the faid earl, who was formerly called fir William Montacute, as appears in another part of this book. This countefs comforted much thofe within the caftle ; and from the fweetnefs of her looks, and the charm of being encouraged by fuch a beautiful lady, one man in time of need ought to be worth two. This attack lafted a confiderable time, and the Scots loft a great many men j for they advanced boldly up to it, and brought large trees and beams to fill up the ditches, that they might bring their machines,


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