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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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France, and the French daily advanced in their conquefts. As foon as fir Louis de St. Julien was returned to la Roche-pofay, fir William des Bourdes to his garrifon of la Haye in Touraine, and Carnet k Breton • to St. Savin, they fecretly planned a new expedition of men at arms, and companions well mounted on whom they could depend. They fet off to fcale the walls of the town of Chatelhe-raut, and, arriving there at early morn, would have made prifoner fir Louis de Harcourt, who was fleeping at his hôtel in the town, not any way fufpe&ing fuch an enterprife, if he had not fled with his bed-clothes, without fhoes or^ftockings, from houfe to houfe, and from garden to garden, in great dread of being taken by the French, who had fcaled the walls of the town, until at laft he arrived at the bridge of Chatelheraut, which his people had fortified : there he faved himfelÇ and remained a considerable time. The Bretons and French, however, were matters of the whole town, and placed a ftrong garrifoa in it, of which Carnet was captain. This garrifon advanced daily to engage with thofe who ftill kept • His name was Jean de Keranlouet. In the prooft attached to the Hiftoire de la Bretagne, are forerai acquittances from Jean de Keranlouet, in which he is tiled, Ecujer, Huffier, d'Irma dm Roi mirt Sin, Capitaine it la Villi 4t la Rocbt-pofay, for his own pay as well as for his foldiers. He was to conduct four hundred combatants into Gufcnne 1371 ; and alio to march to the affiftanft'Of Moncontour, pofieffion 57


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