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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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but at the time they were engaged with the earl of Montfort, befieging the caftle of Auray #, who had fworn he would not depart until it had fubmitted to his pleafure. When the lord Lewis found he could not have their aid, he retreated, by the orders of his brother, toward Cherbourg. Upon which, the king of France, that the lord Charles de Blois might have more men at arms, commanded the duke of Bur-gundy to treat with the garrifon for their furrender-ing the town and fort, on condition of not bearing arms for the king of Navarre during three years.. The garrifon complied with thefe terms, furrendered la Charité, took nothing with them, and marched out on foot : they pafled through the kingdom of France under pafiports of the duke of Burgundy. The old inhabitants • of la Charité now returned back to it, having been forced to refide in other places. The duke went to Paris, After this, the king of France granted permiflion for his coufin the lord Charles de Blois, to raife in his kingdom a thoufand lances. He again wrote to fir Bertrand du Guefclin, who at the time was in Normandy, to march to the afliftance of the lord Charles, againft the earl of Montfort. Thefe orders gave fir Bertrand great pleafure, for he had always confidered the lord Charles as his natural lord. He fet out therefore, from Nor-mandy with all the troops that were under him, and * Auray,—a fea-port in Brittany, diocefe of Vannes. One of my MSS. fays, it was founded by Arthur. marched i7*


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