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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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Tic Ctrl ©f Saliflrorjr, who Wàs al St. Maî# with his army, waà kifofmed of this affembly of Mm at arms,, and alfo that the whole of Brittany #as in opposition to the duke; He fet fail with his fleet, and bore away Until he came to Breft, which has one of the ftrongêft caftles in the .world- When the duke of Brittany heard of the march of the conftable, fcc was afraid of trailing him-felf to the inhabitants of Vannes or Dinan, or in-* deed to any of his principal towns : he thought if he fhould ihut himfelf up in any one of them, he would run. great rUks* Hi went, therefore, to the câftle of Auray, which is fituated between Vannes and Rennes, and .was attached • to him ; for he had given the command of k to an Englifh knight, called fir John Auftin. The duke left his lady under the care of this knight, entreating him tù guard her well, which he promifed to do# After this, he rode to ât. M the ; but they fhut thé gates againft him : from thence he went ; to C6n-carnêatt *, where he embarked for England. • The conftable of France entered Brittany, at~ tended by thofe barons and knights of the country who had been at the fiege of Becherel, they having left: the continuance of it to the knightà and lords of Normandy. - Oft die arrival of the conftable before Rennes, the inhabitants knew that his vifit was to take pof-feffion of the whole country i for the king and hi* • Contarneau.-—a fea-port in Brittany, about four leagues from Quiraper. council Itî


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