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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
page 232



MW on. Ac feas, with fix thoufand mm to'invade , and burn the country. Thefe lords had under their command forty large fhips, without counting flopps, and mm thoufand men at arms, not including archers. They fet fail from Cornwall, where they had em* harked for the coafts of Brittany, and, arriving at St. Malo, burnt in the harbour feven large ' Spanifh fhips that were lying there. The country was much furprifed at this, and faid the duke had - fent them orders to come thither: they began to fufpect hisjntentions more than ever, and ftrength-ened all their towns, caftles and cities. The duke had placed his confidence in fome of the knights of Brittany, who had betrayed his fecret, fo that the king of France ordered his conftable to invade Brittany with a large body of men at arms, and to take poflèffion for hkn of all cities, towns, caftles and fortreflès, as well as fuch perfons whom he fhould find in rebellion, and con-* fifcate their property. ' The conftable marched from Paris to Angers/ and from thence iflfued his fummons. He was / there joined by the duke de Bourbon, the count d'Alençon, the count du Perche, the count de Porcien, the dauphin d'Auvergne, the vifcounts de Meaux and d'Aufnay, fir Raoul de Coucy, Robert de St. Pol, Raoual de Raineval, Louis de Sancerre marfhal of France, with numbers of barons and knights from the countries of Ver-ni andois, Artois and Picardy, without counting thofe from Anjou, Poitou and Jouraine. * 'The 1S»


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