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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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- WWHl the earl of Montfort was befieging • thç Cty o ' Quimper Corentn, to which he did much ('araae by his machines that played night and dayt as well as by his a (faults, his men overran the coun-try, jeav Eg nothing unpiliaged.. The king of France was duly informed of all tha$ ytas going on,: many councils were held to confider how hç couji turn thçfe affairs of Brittany to his own inter^ft ; for they were in a defperate fituation, unlefs promptly remedied, and he would be forced fo cajl upojpt his fubjeQstç fupport him in a new war againft England; p accpunt of Brittany. This his council ,advi&4 him not to think of : but, after many deliberations, they faid to him ; 6 Our moft dear lord, you have fupported your coufin? the lord Charles de Blois, in Brittarty, as did jthe king your father, and your grandfather JPlj$p, who gaye to Jhim the heirefs of the laft duke of Brittany in mar-riage ; by which means much evil has befallen Brit-tany and the jieighbouring countries. Since .tjie lord Charles.de Blow, -.your coufin, was Cain in de-fending that country, there js no one now of his party in a fituation to refume the war,; for at .this moment thofe to whom it belongs, ,and whom it touches fo nearly, are prifonçrsin England: we mean .the lord John and lord Guy de Blois, his two fon^ We hear every day of the earl of Montfort con-quering towns apd caftles, which he policies as h^s lawful inheritance : by this means, you will lofe your xights*.as well as the homage o£Brittany,jvhich is certainly a great honor and a noble appendage to your crown. This you ougfit to endeavour to £eep * for,


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