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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 282



fcïves; c Every thing confidered, we aïe btlf lofing time here : let us go to the afliftançe of fir John Devereux, and if we' fhall be able to fall in with thofe who are befieging him in the open field, we fhairperform a good exploit. Upon this* they held a council* and marched off, taking the road for the new fort, which the lords of Brittany were then afTaulting. They had done fo much that they were already at the foot-of the walls, and dreaded not what might be thrown down upon them ; for they were well fhielded, but thofe within the fort had not wherewithal to annoy them in that manner. Juft at this inftaiït a fcout Came with fpeed to to the lords of Brittany who were bufy at the aflault* faying, * My lords, make off in hafte from hence j for the Englifh are coming with the duke of Brit-tany, and they are not more than two leagues off.' The trumpet founded a retreat: they colle&ed themfelves together, called for their horfes, fet off* and entered Quimperlé which was hard by. * They clofed the gates ; but fcarcely had they raifed the draw-bridges, and ftrengthened the barriers, wheii the duke of Brittany with the barons of England were before it. They had pafled by the new fort, and fpoken with fir John Devereux, who thanked them exceedingly for coming, otherwife he muft have been very fhortly made prifoner. The duke and the Englifh formed the fiege of Quimperle, and ordered their archers and foot foldiers, weH fhielded, to advance, when a fharp attack commenced i for the Englifh, as well as thofe


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