Messenger – Special Delivery

The French army laid siege to the castle of Auberoche (Périgord) where a weakened English army became desperate for help. They sent a messenger with a letter sewn into his clothes to get help, but the French captured him and returned him into the city by catapult.
Anciennes chroniques d'Angleterre, Jean de Wavrin.
Anciennes chroniques d’Angleterre, Jean de Wavrin. Source:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 76, fol. 101r.

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