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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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fir Gilbert Gifford, fir Geoffry Worffey, fir'Wib lam Neville, fir Philip Courtenay, fir Hugh De-fpencer, and many more knights and fquires, who were all conduced to the city of Mans. Intelligence of this was fpeedily fpread over the country, and foon known to fir Robert Knolies, fir Hugh Calverley and the others, who were mbch vexed thereat, and broke up their intended attack, through this unexpected event. Thofe at Saumur, as well as in the other quarters, remained quiet. Sir Robert Knolies and fir Aleyne Boxhull made a handfome retreat into Brittany, for they were not fer diftant. Sir Robert went to his caftle of Derval, where he gave orders to all his men at arms and archers to go wherever they might find profit or " honour, and feveral returned" to England, whence they had come. . Sir Aleyne Boxhull went to pafs the winter in his town of St. Sauveur le Vicomte, which the king of England had given to him. After the defeat of Pont-valin, where a part of the " Englifh were fiain and the remainder put to the rout, fo that the expedition was ruined, fir Bertrand du Guefclin (whofe entrance into the office of conftable had been thus fortunately fig-nalized, • in a way to gain him great honour and reputation) came to Paris; accompanied by the lord de Cliflbn, and bringing with them the greater part of the prifoners, to whom they behaved very handfomely, allowing them to go at large on their parole for their ranfom. They neither fhut them up in prifon, nor put on fhackles and fetters, as the ' 114


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