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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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homage and fealty of the citizens, he tarried there two days, and gave them for governor fir Gerard de Maulin, whom he had found there prifoner, and the lord Peter Portébœuf, as his colleague. He then marched towards a large town, fituated upon the fea-coaft, called Guerrande. He befieged it on the land fide, and found at Croific a great many boats and ihips full of wine, which merchants had brought thither, from Poiâpu and Rochelle, for fale. The merchants foon fold their wine, but they were badly paid for it : the lord Lewis feized thefe • veffels, in which he embarked men at arms, with fome of the Genoefe and Spaniards, and affailed the town on the morrow, by fea and land. It was fo ill fortified, that it could not make any defence : it therefore was foon taken by ftorm, and pillaged without mercy. Men, women, and children were put to the fword, and fine churches facrilegioufly burnt: at which the lord Lewis was fo much enraged, that he immediately ordered twenty-four of the moil a£Uve to be hanged and ilrangled upon the fpot. * The booty they gained there was immenfe, every one got as much as he could carry j for the town was very rich, from its great trade. After they had taken this town of Guerrande; they were uncertain which way they ihould proceed to gain more: the lord Lewis therefore, in company with fir Antony Doria and fome other Genoefe and Spaniards, embarked in the veffels they had feized, and failed to feek adventures at fea. The vifcount de


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