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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
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therefore in great doubt, if we fhall not be betrayed by you, who are marftial of France/ ' By my ftrith, gentlemen, that fhall never be ; for I am come into this country folely to deftroy the garrifon of Roui-leboife/ At thefe words, they opened their gates. ' The lord de Boucicaut entered, with fome of his companions ; but he was followed fo ilowly by the ' remainder, that the people of Mante had not time to {hut their gates upon fir Bertrand's men, who came in with the laft of the lord de Boucicaut's party : for though the lord de Boucicaut went with his men diredly to an hôtel, where they difarmed themfelves, in order the better to blind the inhabi* tants, fir Bertrand and his forces came-full gallop into the toton, crying*c St. Yves Guefclin ! death to the Navarrois.1 They entered, pillaged the houfes of whatever they found, and made prifoners of whom they pleafed t they alfo murdered feveral. Soon after they had poffeffion of Mante, a detach-ment of Bretons advanced to Meulan, a league diftant, and very cunningly entered it. They faid they were men at arms whom fir William de Gra-»' ville had fent thither, and that as many Or more had remained at Mante. The people of Meulan believed the truth of this the more readily becaufe they came by the road from Mante, and bedaufe they could not have crofled the river but by the bridge of Mante* Thinking what they had told them muft be true* they opened their gates, which were in~ ftantly feized by the Bretons, who entered, crying . out,c St. Yves Guefclin V and began to lay about K 2 them


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