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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
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fufficiently ftrong to withftand an attack or iegc, and the companions were all mounted, they began to overrun the more immediate neighbourhood, to make prifoners and ranfom them. They laid in ftores of flefh, meal, wax, wine, fait, iron, fteel, and other neceffaries ; for nothing camé amifs to them that was not too hot "or too heavy. The inhabitants of the country were much aftonifhed at this, for they thought themfelves in perfeft fecurity on account of the truce between the two kings; but thefe robbers feized whatever they pleafed in their houfes, or in the fields, calling themfelves the Adventurers. The lord de la Tour had his town and caftle well guarded, for he was not well pleafed to have fuch neighbours a league from his refidence. The dauphinefs of Auvergne, a valiant lady and of great prudence, who lived with her children in the ftrong caftle of the good town of Sardes *, fituated on the river Eveque, did not think herfelf in fafety when Ihe heard that Aymerigot and his band had fortified themfelves within la Roche de Vandais. She inftantly or-dered the garrifons of her caftles of Marquel, Ondable, Chillac and Blare t» to be reinforced with men at arms, to avoid their being furprifed y • for ihe much dreaded Aymerigot, ever fince he had received from her, in one payment, five thou-fand florins. * Sardes—is Zarades, MSS. Q. if not Ardres, which is a town in Auvergne, and on a fmall river that falls into the • Allier -, but its name is not in the map nor Gazetteer. f filere. Q. Blefle. Thé


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