The relief army approached from the
south to engage Warwick's forces while the townsmen let loose a torrent
of water from the sluices on the river, washing away a bridge over
which the English army was advancing. The vanguard was assaulted by
Dunois and his group while the isolated rear was set upon by soldiers
from the town. The English lost about 1,000 men and their artillery,
abandoning the siege. Maine was lost on the same day when Fastolf's
army was defeated at Ambrières.
Among other sources, see:
"The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet", Vol I, pp. 536 - 537;
Seward's "The Hundred Years War", pp. 207 - 208.
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