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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 182



journey without fear of the French. ' His intentfcfc was to bring back with him fome bold companions, and raife the fiege. Although Aymerigot had quitted la Roche de Vandais, it was unknown to the befiegers ; for the garrifon could go in and out without danger, from them. There were daily Ikirmi&es before the caftle and at the barriers ; and, about five or fix days after the departure of Aymerigot, there was a % grand affault made by the French, who were divided into three parties, all of which were engaged. Guyot du Sel was a good man at arms, and had long nfed them ; but through arrogance, and negleûing* to obferve the orders of his nephew not to opep the barriers nor to fally forth on any account, he fuffered as you will hear. Three fquires, two from Auvergne and one* from Brittany, difplayed great courage, and were pre-eminent at this attack at a part of the old walls very near the caftle. The fquires from Auvergne were called Richard de la Violette and Lubinot de Rochefort ; the Breton was le Monadic, who, when made prifoner, at the raking of Ventadour, had attached himfelf to fir William le Bouteiller. This àfiault lafted until night, and, though-thefe fquires gained renown, the befiegers, in fpite of their la-bour and pain, made no other profit. The vifcount de Meaux determined, that at the next Ikirmilh he would place an ambufcade pf twelve men at arms in an old grotto withoutfide the fort} and he told his men,*-' Advance to fkirraifh at 175


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