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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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Norman knight of the name of Mencdn, who hafL with him many foldiers. The lord Lewis drew up his army, and made an afiault upon it, which was very (harp, and lafted. until midnight ; for thofe within defended them* felves well. Finding he then could not do more, he lay with his men before it, and renewed the attack on the morrow. The aflailants came quite clofe up to the walls, for the ditch was not deep, and made a large breach in them; through which they entefed* and put all to death, except the governor, whom they made prifoncr. They appointed another in his room, and left with hin\ fixty foldiers to guard it* Then the lord Lewis departed, and marched to lay fiege to Dinant. The countefs of Montfort, upon hearing that the lord Lewis of Spain was with his army before Con quit, fent for Sir Walter Manny and his brethren at arms, and tpld them, that if they could break up the fiege before this caftle, and difcomfit the lord Lewis, they would obtain great glory. They affect ed to it, and, on the morrow, left Hennebon with fo many volunteers that few remained behind. They puflied on till they came to the caftle about noon, and found there the French garrflbn who, the evening before, had conquered it : upon which fir Walter faid, he would not leave it before he knew what they were made of, and how they had got it. But when he was informed that the lord Lewis wad gone to befiege Dinant, he was much grieved, as he ihould not have an opportunity of fighting with hiro. w d his friends made ready to attack the caftlç, X 4 and


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