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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.2
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loved* - When he came to Ips (hips, he was pre • vented from entering them by thofe archers who remained to guard the fleet. He then embarked, in the greateft halle, on board a veffeï called a lique, with as many of his people as he could colleéfc together, and escaped with all poflible expedition. As foon as fir Walter Manny and his party were come to the fleet, in purfuit of the lord Lewis, they embarked on board the firft veflels they found ready, and hoifting every fail, made after him,* leaving thofe of the country to take care of what remained of his army, to revenge themfelves, and recover what they had been robbed of. Sir Wal-ter and his compaay had a favourable wind ; but though they were within fight, all the time, of the lord Lewis, they could not come up with him. His mariners made fuci exertions that they got into the port of Redon, where he immediately landed, with all thofe who had efcâped ; having entered the town, he made no long flay there ; for the Englifli had difembarked, and were clofe after, to fight with him; fo he h aliened away, mounted upon fuch horfes m he could borrow in the town, and made for Rennes, which was not far off. Thofe who could not get any were obliged to do as well as they could, and follow their companions on foot. Many were fo tired and badly mounted, that they fell into the hands of their enemies. The lord Lewis, however, made fuch fpeed that he got into Rennes ; and the Englilh and Bretons returned to Redon, where they repofed themfelves that night. B2 . . On


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