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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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m 9ït near us, of our fituatïon and intentions, whJ will willingly haften to join us. We may there-fore fall upon this new conftab^e, and the lord dc Cliflbn, who is fo much our enemy* j and we fhall make a handfome finifh to our campaign.' • Between fir Robert Knolles, fir Aleyne Boxhull, and fir John Seton, there was not any .difference of opinion j and they aéted always in unifom They immediately fent off meflengers fecretly to fir Hugh Calverly, fir Robert Briquet* and the others, with letters to inform them how they were fituatçd, and to propofe that they, fhould join in an attack upon the French. - They fignified the fame to fir Thomas Grantfon, fir Gilbert Giftbrd, fir Geoffry Worfky and the others, defiring^them * The lord de Clijbn, Jb mujh our enemy. His quarrel with the duke of Brittany and the Englifh, to whom he had always been attached, was caufed by the duke's refufal of a requeft HE made for the lordfhip of Gavre, which was yery convenient to him, and near LIS caille of Blein. Whcn-he affced for it, the duke faid he had difpofed of it in favour of fir John Chandos, to whom he had eflential oblig tions. Oîlon, enraged at this preference, fworè he WOULD never have an Engiifbman for his neighbour, fet fire to the houfe, and had the fiones caried to Blein, ufing them to fortify this caftle. He conceived fb mortal a hatred to the Englifh that he embraced the party of the countefs de Pen-thievre, on whom he had before made war, and accepted the lieutenancy of Brittany under her, and the guard of all the places me had there, This change of conduce introduced him to the fer vice of Charles V. who admitted him to his councils* loaded him with gifts, and gave him the lieutenance general de Touraine.—Mémoires de Bertrand du Guefchn, far Bertille, W; U. p. 210, NOTE. te


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