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ROGER OF WENDOVER Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2

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ROGER OF WENDOVER
Flowers of history. The history of England from the descent of the saxons to A.D. 1235. vol.2
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A.D. 121fi.] SiT.lïi: OF WINDSOR CASTI.K. the cast!'1, dcstroved many of the enemy, until the French feeling their loss removed their tents, and engines farther from the castle; on this Folds was greatly enraged and swore he would not leave the place till the castle was taken and all the "arrisoti hung. They therefore, to strike terror into them, built a number of shops and other buildings in front of tinentrance to the castle, so that the place appeared like a market : for they hoped that tliey would, by hunger and a protracted siege, force them to surrender, as they could not subdue them by force of arms. The capture of the castle of Cambridge. About this same time a party of the barons who were stayin'.: at London, made an incursion into the country near Cambridge, pillaged it, and took the castle at that place, where they made prisoners of twenty soldiers whom they found in it, and took them away with them. From thence they marched on, roving through the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, pillaging the country as well as all the churches; they extorted large ransoms from the towns of Yarmouth, Dunwich, and Ipswich; and then, after collecting booty about Colchester, and ravaging the country there in like manner, they returned to their old haunts at London. The siege of Windsor castle. After these events the barons assembled a large force, and laid siege to the castle of Windsor; the command of this army was given to the count de Nevers. a descendant of the traitor (ttiouelon; and having arranged their engines they made tierce assault on the walls. This castle was in the custody of Ingelard d'Athic, a man well tried in war, who was attended by sixty knights with their retainers, and these stoutly defended the castle against their enemies. A s soon as dolin learned that the castles of Dover and Windsor wenlaid siege to, he assembled a large army of the garrisons of bis castles, followed by whom he overran the lands of the earls and barms at harvest-time, burning their houses and crops and doing great damage to his enemies; afterwards he roved throii'li the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, causing similar havoc amongst the possessions of the earl of Arundel. Kogcr Bigod, William de lluntingfield, Hoger de Cresi, and


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