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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 237



m$ provisions* had embarked on board their fhips in order the better to defend it againft the French, whom the Englifh knew to be in Brittany* but were uncertain to what quarter the conftable would lead them. ' The conftable on coming before ConcaWieau, Which is a fea-port, took it by ftorm, arid flew all the EngHfh, except their captain, fir John Lang-ley, who received quarter. The French repaired the town, and ftrengthened it with men at arm-s-and ail ibrts of provifion. They then advanced to Breft, in which were fir William Neville and fir Robert Knolies, with two hundred men at arms and as many archers. The lords of France and of Brittany laid fiege • to Breft ; they had with them about fix thoufand combatants. Shortly after they had commenced this fiege, die duke _ of Anjou fent for fir Oliver de Cliflbn, who had under his command fome of his men, to come and lay fiege to la Roche fur Yon, which the Englifh ftill held. Sir Oliver furroundcd the place, and pointed againft it large engines, which he had brought from Angers and Poitiers. In company with thefe Bretons came feveral nobles and gentlemen of Poitou and Anjou : they kept up a fharp attack, and preffed hard the gar-rifon of la Roche fur Yon, faying they would never leave the place before they had conquered it. VOL. IV. • Q The


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