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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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them with their arms. When the inhabitants found themfelves thus deceived, and that there were no hopes of redrefs, they fled and faved themfelves as well as they could. ' Thus were Mante aâd Meulan taken, to the great joy of the duke of Normandy. The king of Navarre was in a furious rage, when he was in-formed of it : he direÛly reinforced all his towns and caftles with troops and well tried officers ; for he was much chagrined at lofing Mante and Meulan, as they were to him convenient entrances into France. This fame week, the captai de Buch arrived at Cherburgh with four hundred men at arms. The king of Navarre was well pleafed thereat, ' and re-ceived him moft gracioufly. In his complaints againft the duke of Normandy, he was very fore upon his loffes of the towns of Mante and Meulan, which, he faid, had been taken from him by Health. The captai replied ; c My lord, if it pleafe God, we will go and meet your enemies, and exert ourfelves fo effectually that, God willing, you fhall fpeedily have again poffeffion ' of thefe, as well as many other towns and Caftles. It is faid, that the king of France will very foon go to Rheims, for his coronation : we will therefore at that time begin our attack on his country/ • The king of Navarre, being much rejoiced at the arrival of the captai de Buch, faid he fhould fend him on aft excurfion into France. The king fought for men at arms wherever he could get them, or where there was any likelihood of obtaining them. There Î32


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