Edward III & the 6 worthy men of Calais

"Continuing to Calais, Edward [III] began a lengthy siege. … Calais Surrendered in August, 1347. Edward was particularly lenient in not killing the garrison and population for resisting him. Six of the towns Burgesses were ordered to appear before him with ropes around their necks and the town’s keys, and to submit to his will, Philippa persuaded him not to execute them." [The Medieval Combat Society; also see Edward III. of Windsor – The Story of the Siege of Calais for a longer version]