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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.12

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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.12
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«uiiftance, which hê will do, for he is bound to it by'two reafons, I am his kinfman, and he owes obe-dience to the pope. Do you depart hence and gaurd your town, and I will defend my palace, for you are alarmed at trifles.* This was all the anfwer they could obtain from the pope, and the cardinals and townfmen retired to their houfes. The pope, whom I call Bene-did, had, for a long rime before, laid up in his. palace great quantities of wines, corn, falted lfteat, oil, and of every ncccflary ftore for a fort-refs. He himfelf was a bold and determined character, not eafily difmayed* The maffhal Boucicaut marched from the town of Saint Efprit, 'and, with the confent of the prince of Orange, pafTed through Orange with his army, and entered the comtat Venaiflin, be-longing to the church, which was fbon overrun* The men at arms crofled the bridge at Sorgues*, and were matters of each fide of that river. The marfhal left fome men in the town to guard it and defend the paffage, and oppofe the garrifon of Noues, that held out for the pope. He then fixed his head quarters at Saint Vcrain, near Avignon* and his army was daily increafing. The city of Avignon was now fo completely furrounded, that nothing could entef by land or water without leave. The fénéfchal of Beaucaire's quarters were at Villeneuve, clofe to Avignon, • The river Sorgues takes it* rife from the fpriug at Vau* dole. though 77


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