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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 151



The countries of Auvergne and Limoufin ûûw look alarm; 'and the knights and fquires,.with the townfmen of Clermont, Montferrant and Riom, and the towns on the Allier, relblyed to fend notice of their fituatipn to the king of France. In this they were joined by the dauphinefs ; but, during this time, thofe in la Roéhe de Vandais fortified themfelves very ftrongly, and while about it they ereôéd huts covered with boughs for their horfes. When it was known to thofe who had been difbanded, and were now out, of pay, that Ay-merigot Marcel was continuing the war, they were much rejoiced : many came to offer him their fervices, and he had very foon more than he wifhed. None of them afked for pay, but folely to be retained by him, for they knew well that thofe under him would gain a fufficiency from the overplus of the plunder which he gave up to his men. Sometimes he made excurfions in the upper parts of the diftrift, and fometimes on the contrary fide, for no one ventured as yet to oppofe him, fo that his fame was fpread far and near. Nothing was talked of in Auvergne and Limoufin but the robbers of la Roche de Vandais, and gready was the country frightened by them. . The garrifon of Chaluçet, under the command of Perrot le Béarnois, adhered fteadily to the truce; and when he learnt that Aymerigot was thus handling the countries where the inhabitants ima-gined themfelves to be at peace with every one, he was much angered, and faid he behaved very ill. He alfo fent to tell him not to expeâ any • affiftance, 149 .


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