Footnote 557

The 15th century sources include the following:

Enguerrand de Monstrelet: "...King Charles of France, upon learning that the English, his ancient enemies and adversaries, sought to subjugate and reduce to their obedience the most noble city of Orléans, decided with those of his council... that he would defend this town with all his power, believing that if it fell into enemy hands this would be the complete ruin of his perimeter and territory, and of himself also." (For the original language, see "[La] chronique d'Enguerran de Monstrelet: en deux livres, avec pièces justificatives: 1400-1444", Vol IV, p, 301.)

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