As the Huguenots were returning to Niort, the traitor found the conjuncture he desired.
He was rewarded with the appointment of Commissary of Police at Niort.
After Rougon's return to office he was appointed prefect at Niort.
As Anjou advanced southward, Partenay was abandoned without a blow, and after occupying it he pushed on toward Niort.
Niort was a great object of contention during the wars of the Black Prince.
Meanwhile Niort, in discouragement, surrendered to the Roman Catholic army.
Vineyards are numerous in the neighbourhood of Bressuire in the north, and of Niort and Melle in the south.
The division of Niort comprised fifteen thousand six hundred infantry, and thirteen hundred and eighty cavalry.
The climate is mild, the annual temperature at Niort being 54 Fahr., and the rainfall nearly 25 in.
They had now made half a circuit of Niort, and presently saw Francois and his party, galloping towards them.