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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 162



CfïAP. XIV. ' AYMERIGOT MARCEL ENDEAVOURS, BUT IN VAJK, TO RAISE THE SIEGE OF LA ROCHE DE VANDAIS, BY LETTERS AND MESSAGES TO THE KING OP ENGLAND, THE DUKE OF LANCASTER, THE VIS-COUNT DE MEAUX? AND EVEN TO THE DUKE OF $ERRYf . vyjRING the'Tiege of la loche de Vandais, • which lafted for nine weeks, there were con-fiant MrmHhes between the two parties, in which * ' many were wounded by the crofs-bows, for the Gkfcôefe are expert ' markfmen. The garrifon had ' much the advantage of the befiegers, and I will tell -you how. They could fally forth- whenever • they pléafed, for it would require fix thoufand ' men at leaft to have completely furrounded the cattle. When the liege firft 4 took place, Ayme-rigot felt that he was aÔing wrong ; but to turn the matter as much to his advantage as he could, and if poffible preferve la Roche de Vandais, he -determined to fend one of his men, who was well fpoken, to England, with credential letters to the king and the duke of Lancafter. * - * Aymerigot opened the matter to his uncle, Guyot du Sel, who, though about fixty years of age, was well acquainted with arms and with man-' kind. Guyot approved of the manner in which ' |iis nephçw intended a&ing, and faid, that to fend ' aperfoft . 153


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