Bérard d'Albret, Lord of Vayres
On 20 April 1339 a French force transported by galleys attacked Blaye from the river side. The defenders were caught completely by surprise and both town and citadel was taken. Bérard was captured and brought as a prisoner to the Temple in Paris.
By 1345 he was back in Gascony serving with his older brother Bernard Ezi IV under Henry of Grosmont, Earl of Lancaster. In August Lancaster captured Bergerac, the principal French garrison town in Périgord, by storm. When the Earl marched onward on 10 September he left the brothers in command of the town with a force of 1,500 men.
- Sumption, Jonathan. The Hundred Years War I, Trial by Battle