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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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TtHB DUKE OF iEItT^Mlf DARES HOT OPBNtY - DECLARE jor T:H*IHNQ OF ENGLAND.—SIR BERTRAND DU GUESCLIN ' LAYS SIEGE TO CIVRAY*. THE ENGLISH ARE. . DEFEATED, \. awb THE . wh^l* OF THE COUNTRIES OF '• POITOU, SAINTONGE, AND LA ROCHELLE, . ; ARE GIVEN UP Tp THl FRENCH. *T*HE duke of Brittany, who remained peace-ably in his duchy, was much hurt at the loflbs of the Englifh ; for he faid, fuch as he was ' the king of England and his power had made him, as he never fhould have been any. thing of him-felf : that he owed all to the Efiglifh king, who had " made war in his behalf, had lent him large fums of money, and had given to him his daugh-ter in marriage, he would therefore have been happy to have added Brittany as an ally of Eng-land; but all the barons, knights, and fquires of that country were too much attached to the French, particularly the lords de Cliffon, de Laval, and the vifcoqnt de Rohan, who at that time were the greateft lords in Brittany. They addreffed the dduke in thefe words : c Dear lord, as foon as we fhall clearly perceive that you take any part with • Civray,—»a town in Poitou* on the Charente, ten leagues v from Poitiers. % . k 107 CHAP. XUV. * ' the


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