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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. XCIV. THE LORD OF CLISSON AND SIR HERVE DE LEOIf ARE TAKEN' PRISONERS BY THE ENGLISH. DURING the time thai the king of England was thus overrunning the country of Brittany, his army that was befieging Vannes made every day fome (harp affaults upon one of the gates : all the moll expert warriors of each fide were attracted to that place, and many gallant deeds of arms were performed ; for thofe of Vannes ' had opened the gate, and polled themfelves at the barriers, becaufe they had noticed the banners of the earl of Arundel, the earl of Warwick, the baron of Stafford, and fir Walter Manny, who appeared to them to ad- • venture themfelves too rafhly. , Upon which the lord of Cliffon, fir Hervé de Léon, and fome other knights, took more courage. The engagement was well fupported on both fides, and lafled a confider-able time : but finally the Englilh were repuifed, and driven back from the barriers. « The Breton knights, opening the barriers, pufhed 1 forward, fword in hand, leaving behind them fix knights, with a fufiicient force, to guard the town, and purfued the Eqgiilh, who fought well as they retreated. The conflit became flronger ; for the | Englilh increafed and were flrengthened, which forced the Bretons to retire, but not fo regularly as they had advanced. The ftruggle now was very hard: the Breton knights had much difficulty to re-turn, and rrtany were killed and wounded. • B2 - When


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