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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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Breteûil*, which they ftrengthened, robbing arid plundering the country through which they paled. When they found that the city and caftle of Ev-reux had lately furrendered to the king of France, who had for a length of time laid fiege to it, and that the town and cathedral had been pillaged and burnt by the men of Navarre, who gave up the caftle by capitulation, as well as by fome of the king's forces, who were befieging the town ; the duke and lord Philip went forwards to t^erneuilf, which town and caftle they took and plundered : they alfo burnt part of the town. The king of France, on hearing of the landing of the duke of Xancafter, had ifluéd out his orders ' for railing troops : he aflembled a large body of men at arms and infantry, fet out in purfuït of him, and, palling through Conde|, made ftraight for the • town of Varneuil. He, paffed by !'Aigle§, and followed him to Tuboeuf, two leagues diftant from l'Aigle. The king of France was then informed that he could not purfup him further ; for there were immenfe forcfts in which his party couldfecrete themfelves : the king therefore returned, and came, with his whole army, before the caftle of Thilliers|| which they faid was in pofleflion of Navarre. He took it, and garrifoned it with his own people. * A town in Normandy, election of Conches, f A city in Normandy, twelve leagues from Evreux, î A village in Normandy, in the election of* Àlençon. § A fiuali city HI Normandy, diocefe of Evreux, ele&ion *f Vemeuil. II Thiiliersis a village in Picardy, near Moutdidier. ' - . \ lie • 292


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