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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.4

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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.4
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there, after ht had fortified it well, that they kept poflcflion of it for a long time. The Englifh, in this expedition, took a large abbey called St. Maur *, on the Loire, which they repaired and fortified, and placed therein a confiderable garrifon, which, during rhe cnfuing winter and fumtoer, did great mifchief to the ad-jacent country. • : At this time, there was in Poitou an abbey which ftill exifts, called St. Salvin f, fituatcd feven leagues from Poitiers § and in this abbey there was a monk who hated the abbot, as he afterwards (hewed. It was on account of this hatred which he bore him that he betrayed the abbot and .the whole convent, and delivered up the abbey and the town to fir Louis de St. Julien and to Carnet le Breton, who took pofleflion of it, repaired it, and made it a firong. garrifon. Sir John Chandos was much vexed at St. Salvia being thus furprifed, and not being able to retake it; for, as he was féhefchal of Poitou, he was angry that fuch a houfe fhould have been taken ia his government, and declared, that if he fhould live long enough, he would have it again by fome means or other, and make them pay dearly for the itifult they had put upon him. We will now quit Poitou, and return to the duke of Lancaster. • St. Maur, on the Loire, cle&ion of Saumur. f St Salvin,—-St. Savin,—a village in Poitou, eleaion of Poitiers. 81 CHAP.


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