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1ngram01 Dec 2019 11:41 a.m. PST

Doing a quiz for the Club's AGM and trying to remember where I have read the above. Besieger asks defender to surrender the town as he wishes to kiss the former's mistress on the hand, To which the defender replies that if he can get in within a month he can kiss here wherever he pleases.

Searched the relevant books on my shelves but can't find this gem. Anyone here help me out?

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2019 12:09 p.m. PST

Sounds like something from Bernard Cornwall, maybe a Sharpe novel?

RittervonBek01 Dec 2019 12:41 p.m. PST

David chandler cites the incident as occuring at the siege of Maastricht 1676.The lady in question being the mistress of the Spanish governor Count Calvo.

von Schwartz01 Dec 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Oooo, kinky!

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