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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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of the Loire, With other knights from France and Brittany. A treaty was entered into, on thefe terms ; that the garrifon of Breft fhould have a truce for forty days, during which time, unlefs there fhould ar^ rive a fufficient force to fight with the conftable, the fort was to be furrendered. The garrifon was to .remain on the fame footing it then was, without receiving any reinforcements of men or pro-vifion. The negotiators returned to fir Robert Knolies, who fent, as pledges to the conftable, able and fufficient knights and fquires. Thefe hoftages, on their arrival, were ordered to the prifon of the conftable ; and all thofe who had been at the fiege of Breft departed. The conftable gave alfo leave fpr feveral others to go away, whom the king of France fent to garrifon his cities, caftles, towns, and forts in Picardy, for the duke of Lancafter had landed at Calais with a large army. When the earl of Salifbury (who had all that feafon cruifed on the coafts of Brittany and Nor-mandy, having for that purpofe been reinforced by the king of England, fo that he might have on board with him a thoufand pen at arms and two thoufand archers,) heard of the capitulation of Ereft, he faid, that if }t pleafed God, he would offer combat to thé French. He made fail, and arrived at Breft, which is fituated on the fea fhore, when he .difembarked, and drew up his men in order of battle before Breft : at night, they all re-treated to their veffel?. This he daily performed . . in 230


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