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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 213



m i xi Mm i confidering that | of the knights of Ms realm had been made pri» bmm iiii killed. Among tin firft, ir Bertrand du Guefclin, whoa he much loved ; the earls of a. rt of Jaigny, mi ai die haron of Brittany without exception* The khtg of France, ttaefoK, fcnt Ms brother the duke of Anjoa to the borde» of Brittany, to the affiftance of the country, which vas much dUbefibdby the loft of thër faid,Chail»deBlûiss and to comfort and condole with the duchefe of Brittany, his widow, who waa m the dcepei afc fli&ion. This it was the duty of die dnke to do ; but he was the mof© earneftly engaged in this melancholy talk, having married her daughter. He therefore mot willingly gave his promife of advice, mffiftance and ficcour to the large cities, towns, cailles, and to all the country of Brittany » ia which the dnchef% whom he called Ms mother» and the whole country, had for a long time great confr. dence, until the king of France^ to avoid all diffi-culties, made other arrangements» aa you oall hereafter be MiroM of. Mews of this viûory was brought to the king *f England ; for the tarl of Montfort had written to him on the fifth day after the battle of Auray, and lent the intelligence, with credential letters, by a purfutvant at arms, who had been in the engage-ment, to the town of Dover. The king of England nominated him Ms herald, and gave him the nam* of Windfor, with a handfome prefent of money* • O 4 Through


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