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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 417



giifb, a& their forces, were gmatiy Weakened by & Naurfon de B^gerant, le hourg de l'Efpture: and le bomrg Camus, remained ftenéy to the Englifh as well as the moft approved captains among* tàem, fach as fir Robert Briquet, Robert Thia^ John Trefnelle, Gaillard de Motte» and Aimery dt Rochechouart, Thefe companies of Englifh and Gafcons, with their followers, fixed their quarters in the bifhop* nek of Mans in lower Normandy ; where they took a town called Vire *, and deftroyed and ruined all the neighbouring country. Thus thefe free com-panics, changed their fides; but all of them were engaged for the French Or EngHfhw The king of England determined to fend his fon* Ednraad of Langley earl of Cambridge, and Mi fon-in-law, John Haftiags earl of Pembroke, to the affiftaouce of the prince of Wales in the duchy of Ac* quitaine, with the command of a body of men at arm* and crofs bowmen. Hè alfo named fuch as he thought right m fend with them : and m the number were^ the lord Braddefton f, fir Bryan Stapkton, fir Jqbur Trivet, fir Thomas Banafter and divers others* They* embanked as fpeedtly as they could, and put m fea, having with them four hundred men at a*ms and as many archers. They fleered their courier fer Brittany^ and, having a wiad to their wifh, * Vire,—a town m Normandy, ©m, the riicr Vire» diocefe of Bayeux. t In Froiflart, it is * le fire de Tarbeftonne,* which " 1 thinJc tmrft be Braddefton. See Dtigdale's Baronage. Bd 2 they 4ÛS


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