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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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Val were fent back to Brittany with flieir forces, to alii in guarding that country and the neigh-bouring frontiers. • During the time thefe negotiations were going forward at Bruges, the duke of Brittany, as has been before faid, remained England* where he felt much for the ^diftrefs of his country, the greater part of which had turned againft him : his duchefs alfo was befieged and fhut up in the caftle of Away. The duke, while he refided with the king of England, was very melancholy : upon which the king, who much loved him, faid j « Fair fon, I well know that through your afteÔion so me, you have put into the balance, and rifked, a handfome and noble inheritance : but be allured' that I will recover it for you again, for I will never make peace with the French without your being reinftated/' On hearing thefe fine promifes, the duke boited' refpc&fully to the king and humbly thanked him. . Soon after this"converfation, the duke of Brit-tany afierabled at Southampton two thoufand men' at arms and xhrcc.. thoufand archers, who all re* ceived their pay for half a year in advance, by order's from the king of England*. ~ • • Edward nominated the earl of Cambridge conjointly with* the duke of Brittany his lieutenant» in France, with full power* to t& as they pleafed, wkhout prejudice to the rights of the duke or to the patrimony of the church, dated 24th Novem-ber 1374.--$ee Rymfr. ' ' • • Among / 26


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