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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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chap. xciu. THE KING OF ENGLAND CONTINUES THE WAR IN PERSON IN BRITTANY. ^HE Englifh king was fo aftive from the^time of his landing in Brittany, that he advanced with his whole army before Vannes, and laid fiege to it. At that time there was in Vannes, Olivier de Clif-ton, fir Hervé de Léon, the lord of Tournemine, fir Xïeoffry de Maleftroit, fir Guy de Loheac, who .having imagined, for fome time, that the king of England would come to Brittany, had amply pro-vided the town and caftle with men, and every kind of flores and provifions. When the king had quartered his men, he or-dered an affault, and his archers to make good ufe of their bows. This lafted half a day; but he won nothing, though they laboured hard, fo well was the town defended. As foon as the countefs of Montfort knew of the arrival of the king of England, Jhe fet out from Hennebon, accompanied by fir Walter Manny and other knights and fquires, and came towards Vannes to compliment the king, and entertain him and all the barons of his army. After a flay of four days, Jhe and her fuit returned to Hennebon. We muft now fpeak of the lord Charles of Blois, who remained in the city of Nantes. When he was informed that the king of England was come into Brittany, he fignified it to the king of France, his uncle, in order to obtain afiifiance. ' " ' • The 32


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