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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
page 42



CHfAP. XCII. THE DEATH OF THE LORD ROBERT D*ARTOIS. related, was the town of Vannes taken. Five days after that event, the countefs of Montfort, fir Walter Manny, fir Yves de Trefiquidi, and many other Englifh and Breton knights returned to Hennebon. At the fame time, the earl of Salisbury, the eàrl of Suffolk, the earl of Pembroke, with three thou-fand men at arms and three thoufand archers, took leave of the lord Robert, left Vannes, and went towards Rennes, which the lord Charles and his lady had quitted four days before, and were gone to Nantes ; but they had left in that city great numbers of knights and fquires. The lord Lewis of Spain remained at fea with hit Genoefe and Spaniards, and fo carefully guarded the coafts of England, that no one could come from thence, or go into Brittany, without much danger ; mnd this year he did great damage to the Englifh. The country was much agitated by the capture of the city of Vannes ; for they imagined that the cap-tains who were within it ought to have defended it againft all the world, às it was fufficiently ftrong, very well provided with men at arms, artillery, and all other forts of provifion. . The lord of Cliffon and ût Hervé de Léon were quite afliamed of their mif-liap; and, their enemies fpeaking villanoufly of what they had done, they ferit to a great number of


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