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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.3

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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.3
page 141



f*7 CHAP. OCTVIH, " KXKO CHARGES OF FRANCE MAKES WISE PREPARA* TIONS AGAINST THE .KING OF NAVARRE, 1M* MEDIATELY AFTER THE DEATH OF KING JOHN PIS FATHER, AND BEFORE 1*1$ CORONATION. • this period there was n knight of Brittany, who had always home arms m favor of the French, called fir Bertrand du Guefclin#. Hit worth and fame were but iiode known except among the knights of Brittany, m4o were his neighbours ia that country, where he had refided and carried cm (he war in favour of the lord Charles of Blois. This fir Bertrand was always much efteemed by them as a valiant knight, and well beloved by Wt brethren at tiros : he was already in the good graces of the iduke of Nonnasdy, on account of the great ?âs erf valour that he had heard related of him. It happened that the duke of Normandy, foot after the death of the king his father, had very ftrong fdpicsoDS of the king of Navarre : he there-fore gave orders to the lord of Boucicaut, faying ; 4 Set out fana hence as Ipeadily as yon can, with as many friends as poffible, and ride towards Nor-mandy, where you will meet fir Bertrand du Guef-clin : I {hall then defire that you both fall on the king of Navarre, and retake Mante} by which means we • Bertrsmd da Guefclin. For more of htm, fee his me-moirs ia the third and fourth volumes of les Mémoires Pt&w&lUfcf» *ûd alio in Hii. de la Jktugae,Ac. mi


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