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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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thofe in the town, were very determined : fo thai there #ere many wounded on both fides. Every day there were fuch fkirmifhes and afifaults that thofe in the town faw they ihould not be able to hold out much longer* and there did not feem any likelihood of their receiving affiftance. They could.not efcape any way.without being feen, fo well was the town furroiinded : and if they fhould be taken by ftorm, they doubted if they fhould receive any quarter, more efpecially the lord de Cliflbn, for he was much hated by the Eogliflv. Thefe lords of Brittany opened a treaty with the duke to furrender i but they wanted to depart on a moderate ranfom, and the duke would have them furrender unconditionally : they could only ob-tain a refpite for eight days, and that with very great difficulty. This refpite, however, turned out very fortunate to them j for during that time two Eng-lifh knights, fir Nicholas Carfwell and fir Walter Ourfwick*, fent by the duke of Lancafter from Bruges, where he had remained the whole winter, arrived at the army of the duke of Brittany. They brought with them deeds engrofled and fealed of the truces entered into between the kings of France and England. • The duke of Lancafter fent orders, that in confequence of the treaty of Bruges, the army fhould be difbanded without delay. Tht truce was immediately read and proclaimed through the army, and fignificd alfo to thofe who were within Quimperlé. * * Sir Nicholas darnels—fir Walter Udwikk.~»B a r m is. . - • . ' The


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