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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 47



, The king of England, in this manner, remained before Nantes: the lord Charles, who w$s within it, fent frequent'infatuation, to the king of France of the ftate of his affairs, who had, already ordered his fon, the duke of Normandy, to his affiftance, *nd which duke was then come to Angers, where he had -fixed t the rendezvous for his forces that came to him from all quarters. During this ftege, the king of England made fre-quent fkirmifhes, but without fuccefs, always lofing fome of his. men, When, therefore, he found he could gain nothing by hi* aifaults, and that the lord Charles would not come out into the plains to fight with him, he eftabliiied there the earl of Oxford, fir Henry Beaumont, the lord ^ Percy, the lord Jtoos, the lord Mowbray, the lord Delawar, fir Reginald Cobham, fir John Lifle, with fix hundred men armed and two hundred archers. He himfelf advanced into the country of Brit-,temy, wafting it wherever he went, until lie came to 4! e town of Dinant, of which fir Peter Porte-bœuf was governor. He immediately, laid fiege to it all round, and ordered it to be vigoroufly affaulted : rtho% within made a valiant refinance. Thus did the. king of England in one feafop, and in one • day, make an aflault by himfelf, or thofe ordered by him, upon three cities in Brittany and a good town. CHAP,


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