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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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and began tht affault well covered their fhiefck. The garrifon, feeing fuch a force coming againft them, made as good a defence as they were able ; but the attack was very fevere, and the archers came fo elofe that they difcovered the breach through which the caftle had been gained the preceding evening. They alfo entered by this breach, and killed all within, except ten, whom fome knights took under their prote&ion. They then returned to Hennebon, for they did not think it fafe to be at too great a diftance from it, and left the caftle of Conquêt without any garrifon, for they faw that it could make no refiftance. CHAP. LXXXIf. THE LORD LEWIS TAKES THE TOWNS OF DI^ANTf « AND GUERRANDE, 'T O return now to the lord Lewis ; he quartered his army in hafte all round the town of Dinant, and ordered boats and veffels to be immediately prepared, that he might attack it by fea as well as by land. When the inhabitants of the town, which was only defended by a palifade, faw this, they were much frightened, both great and fmall, for their lives and fortunes: on the fourth day after the army had encamped before it, they furrendered, in fpite of their governor, fir Reginald de Guingamp, whom they murdered in the market place, becaufe he would not confent to it. After the furrender of the town, when the lord Lewis had received the * homage


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