The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 58 Seiten
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAP. IV. SOME OF KING CHARLES'S CAPTAINS MAKE AN ATTEMPT ON CORBIE. About this time, some of king Charles's captains, namely, the lord de Longueval, Anthony de Chabannes, Blanchefort, Alain Guion, and others, advanced to the town of Corbie, thinking to take it by surprise. By the activity of the abbot, the place was well defended; and it was also succoured by John de Humieres, Enguerrand de Gri- bauval, with some more gentlemen in their company, so that the French were repulsed with the loss of many of their men. Alain Guion was so badly wounded that he was in great peril of death. They caused, however, a very handsome suburb toward Fouil- loy to be burnt. They retreated to forage the countries on the banks of the Somme, where they took the castles of Morcourt and Lyon belonging to the lord de Longueval, committing also much damage to the lands. They soon quitted these castles, forfear of being besieged in them, and returned to the places they had come from; but the duke of Burgundy, on their departure, had them razed to the ground. CfcAP. V. THE LORD DE BARBASAN LAYS SIEGE TO THE CASTLE OF ANGLURE, HELD BY THE BUR- GUNDIANS. In this year, the lord de Barbasan, who had resided a considerable time with the duke of Bar on the borders of Champagne, laid siege to the Burgundians in the castle of Anglure, ?and he had approached so near as to batter the walls with his cannon and other artillery. The duke of Bedford, on hearing this, sent to their relief the earl of Arundel, with the eldest son of the earl of Warwick, the lord de 1'Isle-Adam, the lord de CMtillon, the lord de Bonneul, and other captains, with sixteen hundred men. After some days march, they cameto Anglure, and found that the lord de Bar- basan, having had intelligence of their motions, had retreated to...

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