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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 were on board. The third day early, thf ftormy weather abated, when the knights aiked the failors which was the neareft land ; who anfwered, the kingdom of Navarre : and the mailers of the veflels faid, the tempeft had driven them more than one hundred and twenty leagues from the coafts of Brittany. They caft anchor, and waited for the return of the tide. When flood came, they had a tolerably fair wind to carry them towards la Ro-chelle. They coafted by Bayonne, but did not touch there : and falling in with four veflels be-longing to Bayonne, which were coming from Flanders, they attacked and took them, and put all whom they found on board to death. They made for la Rochelle, and, in a few days, came to Guerrande, where they landed ; and, having heard that the lord Robert d'Artois was laying fiegc to Vannes, they fent to lord Charles, who was at Rennes, to know how he would have them aft. The lord Robert, as you have heard, was before Vannes, with a thoufand men at arms, and three thoufand arches. He overran, burnt and de-ftroyed all the country round about, as far m Dinant and Goi la Forêt, fo that no one dared remain in the flat country. Durii.g this fiege of Vannes, there were many Ikirmilhes and attacks at the barriers of the town, the inhabitants of which were eager to defend themfelves. The counteft remained all the time with lord Robert at thç fiege. Sir Walter Manny, who had continued in Henne-bon the whole time that the countefs was in England, gave 26


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