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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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however, fufficiently reinforced bis caftle* of-Dcr-val with men, and, having provided it with every neccflary, gave the command of it to his copfin Hugh Buock. Sir Robert fhut hiipfdf up in • Breft. . ... ( The conftable came before Hennebon :. the governor uras an Englifh fquire, called Thomelin Ubich *, nominated by the duke. There was alfe with him in the caftle à knight named fir Thomas Prior, who had been fent thither by fir Robert Knolles ; and their garrifon might confift of about fourfcore men, without; counting the inhabitants of the town. ' s , • . The French, on their arrival/began to make a violent attack on the caftle : they always carried with them many large engines and cannons, bf means of which they had taken feveral towns, caftles and forts in Brittany : in particular,, they had ftormcd the town of Quimperlé, of which James Rofs, a valiant fquire of England, was goirernor. He could obtain no quarter, for he fell into the hands of fir Oliver de Cliflbn, who flew him and feveral others with his Ojwn hand : he had no mercy nor pity on any Englifh nan. , r L£t us return to the fiege of Herçnebon. .The conftable of France, after he had pointed ,his engines and canrion againft the walls ;of çjie towq, and caftle, which the lord Charles de .Blois could never conquer, ordered all the men at arms to • Thotndw UbicL % Wich, or Holbeçk. . fetnfeii cslfs him Thoma* Wick *• * • .rj make 1S5


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