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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 190



ie Montfort has feized, and has kept for a long time moft wrongfully, without any right, as God knows* ' The barons of Brittany, who are here prefent, know well that I am the rightful heirefs of it. I therefore moft earneftly beg and intreat of you, that you will not liften to any treaty, or com-pofition, which may be offered, fo that the whole body of the duchy may be ours/ The lord Charles promifed to comply with her requeft. All the lords, knights and barons, tfho were at Nantes departed, each having bid adieu to his*lady, whom he cohfidefed as his duchefs. They began their march, and took the road to Rennes *, where, on their arrival, they were quartered, and in its environs. They halted there to repofe and refrefh themfelves, as well as to learn the numbers and countenance of their enemies, and to confider of the beft place to offer battle,.in cafe they fhould not be able to find a fituation which might give them an advantage. Many fine fpeeches and harangues were made by the knights and fquires of France and of Brittany, who had come to the fuccour of the her title, gave her in marriage to Charles de Blois, lord of Guyfe and Mayenne, nephew of Philip IV. king ot France. * When the earl of Montfort gained the dukedom, and held it from the crown of France, he engaged to give Johanna lands that fhould yield her *o,eoo francs yearly, befides Penthicvre and Limoges/—ANDERSON. * Rennes. I believe* with Denys Sauvage, it fhould be Vannes, confidently with what follows ; but it is Rennes in all my printed editions and MSS. and alfo m tjie Hiftoire de Bretagne. lord iy6


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