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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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As foon as it was day, lord^ Charles and his party entered the houfes of the inhabitants, to repofe thcftnfclves; and took whatever they pleafed. When he faw that the caille was fa ftrong and full of citi-zens, he declared he would never quit the place, until he Ihould have pofleffion of it. The governor, fir Girard de Rochefort, and the citizens, foon found out they had been betrayed ; they feized, therefore, the traitor, and hung him on the battlements, on the outfide of the walls of the caftle. Having received notice of the lord Charles's declaration, that he would not depart until he had gained the caftle, and finding that they had not provifions for more than ten days, they confented to furrender it, upon having their lives fpared, and the remnant of their chattels reftored to them. This was granted ; and they fwortf homage and fealty to lord Charles, who continued the fame fir Girard de Rochefort governor of it, having rein-forced the town and caftle with men and provi-fions. Whilft thefe things • were paffing, fome prudent and wife men in Brittany were bufy in propofing a truce between the lord Charles of Blois and the countefs of Montforf, who confented to it, as did all her allies : for the king of England had advifed them fo to do, by the meffengers which came to him from the countefs and fir Walter Manny % As foon as thit* truce was concluded, the coun-tefs of Montfort embarked, _ and pafied over to England. ' . C.HAP. 16


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