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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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EngKfh and Bretons on the fide of Montfort, allow-ed him to pafs and repafs, to parley with fir John Chandos, and the earl of Montfort, although he had .pledged his honor, as a prifoner, and therefore could not bear arms againft them. This fame Saturday, he brought many propofals, in hopes to make a peace ; of which, however, none fucceeded : he was occupied with one party or the other until noon. He neverthelefs obtained, through his good fenfe, a truce between the two armies for this day and the following night, until the morrow at fun-rife. Each army retreated to their quarters, and refreflied themfelves with what they had. During the time the truce lafted, the governor of the caftle of Auray came out of it, on Saturday night, and went peaceably to the army of the lord Charles de Biois, who gracioufly received him. The name of the governor was Henry de Hauternelle, a very expert warrior, who brought with him forty lances, good companions, well armed and well mounted, who had aided him in guarding that for-trefs. When the lord Charles faw the governor, he afked him, laughingly, the ftate of the caftle. 4 In God's name/ replied the fquire, 6 and praife be to him, we are ftili fufficiently provided with every thing for two or three months, fhould there be occafion/ ' Henry, Henry,' anfwered lord Charles, 4 to-morrow by day-break, you fliall be made free in every refpeQ:, either by a treaty of peace or by a battle.* ' 4 My lord/ replied the fquire, 4 God grant us his affiftance.' 4 By my faith, Henry/ 184


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