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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.10

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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.10
page 87



Snïghts. They had thus planned if. At the ta» trance of the caftle cîf Ventadour, and withinfide, fe a large tower, that commands the gate ; and,* without having firft gained this tower, the caftle -cannot be won. It was for this reafon it was always kept well ftored with artillery, provifion and men, that in cafe the caflte fhould be furprifed, the gar-rifon might retire thither in fafety. - The two Bretons, whdfe heads were full of ma-lice, polled in this tower thirty,determined ment armed at all points ; who, when the French fhould think themfelves in fecure pofleiiion of the caftle, towards late in the evening, were to fally forth and flay all without mercy- Every thing being now ready, they fent to fir William le Bouteiller and fir. John Bonne-lance that they mightbring the money in all fecurity to the caftle, the gates of which would • be thrown open to them* The French knights were all alive at this me£» fege, and faid to the fervant who had brought it, c Return to thy matters, and tell them from us, that we will be with them tomorrow morning/' When the fervant was gone, the two knights af\ fembled a larger council than ever they had before done, on account of the orders fir Peter Mefpin had brought from the duke of Berry. It was refolved in this council to place an ambuf* cade ne» the caftle, and that the two knights fhould go thither accompanied by thirty men armed fe-cretly like themfelves. On their entrance into Vettfaddur, they were cautioufly to examine every pan of it; if they fhould perceive any thing tb&t „ ' could 7*


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