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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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that a rich citizen and great merchant of the town of Jugon was'met by his marftial, fir Robert de Beauvais*, whom he captured, »nd brought to lord Charles in the town of Carhaix. Th.*s citizen provided all the purveyances for the countefs of Montfort, in the town of Jugon and elfe where, and was much beloved and eftecmed in that town, which is well inclofed and finely fituated : the caftie is alio handfome ^nd ftrong. He was very much afraid of being put to death, and begged that he might be allowed to pay for his ranfom. To make fhort of it, the lord Charles had him fo often examined on dif-ferent fubjeéls, that at laft he agreed to betray the town of Jugon to him, and engaged to deliver one of the gates of it ai a certain time in the night; for he was fo much refpeéied in the town, that he had the keeping of the keys: and, to give fecurity for his promife, he left his fon as hoftage for him. Lord Charles promifed to give him five hundred livret of yearly rent. The day fixed for the opening of the gate of Jugon arrived, and lord Charles entered the town at midnight, with a large force The watch of the caftie, perceiving this, gave the alarm, and cried out, € Treafon \ treafon V The inhabitants, not fuipecting any thing, began to ftir ; and, when they faw that their town was loft, they ran in crowds towards the caftie. The citizen, who had betrayed them, ran thither alfo, in order to hide his treachery. * Robert de Beaumanoif, niarefchal de Bretagne,—Hist. £# Bretagne. As 15 . •


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