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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 199



té tfeeir manner, and felt omt of tfct aMeft captain! to the fhore toobferve the motions of the enemy, and the manner of their debarkation. They alfo pofted their moft expert men at arms on *e lowers and battlements of the'town, that they might no* be taken by fujprife* fork Was ftrong enough to rtfift every thing bat a long fiege, if they were on their guard* As Ï, John Froiflfatt, the author of dide chro-nicles, was never in Africa, I fought all the info** nation I could from thofe knights and fquires who had been on this expedition, and made lèverai journieg to Calais to learn the truth of all that had paflêd *. [Having inquired as to the fuse and form of the town of Africa, fome who had been there figured it out to me, andfaid it was in the form of a bow, like to Calais, extending its arms towards the fea. This town of Africa, at the time die lords of France and other nations were before it with an anxious defire to win it, was wonderfully ftrong, furrounded with high walls at proper dis-tances : the entrance of the harbour was defended by a tower larger than the reft, on Whioh was placed a bricolle to caft large ft ones and quarrels, with which it was well provided. When the Christians approached the harbour, the walls of the town feemed to be hung with cloths or tapeftry, fomewhat fimilar in appearance * All within thefe marks [ ] is additional matter, omitted hy Sauvage and Verard, from MS. No. 43/9v Bip. Harl. in Mnfeum, and from a MS. in the Hafod Library, which is cilely the lame. to *9»


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