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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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d'Àlençon his uncle, the earf of Blois his coufin, the duke de Bourbon, the earl de Ponthieu, the earl of Boulogne, the earl of Vendôme, the earl of Dammartin, the lord of Craon, the lord of Coucy; the lord of Sully, the lord of Frefnes, the lord of Roye, and fo many barons and knights from Nor-mandy, Auvergne, Limoufin, Berry, Maine, and Poitou, that it would take too much time to name them all; and they were every day increafing, fof the king of Fiance bad reiterated his summons.. The Eaglifli lords before N*n$ep received in^el-r ligtnee, that the duke of Normandy was on h% march with forty thoufand men: ihp news they fent off 1» great bafte to king Edward ; the receiv-ing 6f which made hup very thoughtful ; and he had at one time the idea of breaking up the fiege of Vftlmei, at well as that of Rennes, *nd to retire towards Nantes.. He was, however, advifed to con* tinue where he was, as his pofition was ftrong* am} near to his fleet, and to wait fojr his enemies. Hç was* alfo advifed to fend for the division of his army that was before Nantes, and continue the fiege of Rennfcs « as that place was not fo far difiant, .bm$ that his arjny could come to his afliftance, if there Jhould be any neoeffity for it. The king followed this counfel, apd fedt for thofe that were before Nantes, who eaine to the fiege of Vannes. The duke of Normandy and his army arrived at Nantes, where the lor4 Charles and a number of knights were. The lords were lodged in the town, and the army rctund about ; for there waj not room for them in the city or fliburbs. ' - B4/ • CHAP.


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