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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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whatever he Wat then m pofiêffion oC TheEngfifh thought that the capitulation refpefting St. Sau* veur le Vicomte would be voided by this treaty i but the French would not allow of this, and faid the treaty did not affeft the prior engagement con-cerning it : fo that, when the day arrived for its fufnender, the king of France fent troops thither from ai quarters. There ffere aflfembkd before it upwards of fix thoufand knights and fquires* without counting the others: but no fuccour came to its relief* and when the day was expired, St. Sauvejir was given up to the French, but moft unwillingly, for the foitrefs was very convenient for the Englifh. The governor fir Thomas Cornet, John de Burgh, the three brothers Maulevriers, and the £ngliih, went to Carentan, where having embarked all which belonged to them, they failed for Eng-land*. , The oonftable of France reinforced the town and caftle of St. Sauveur le Vicomte with a new garrifon, and appointed a Breton knight as go-vernor. I heard at the time, that the king of France gave him the lordfhip of it. • Froifian ims forgotten to add fir Thon» Cmriagtoo among the governors of Sr. Sauveur le Vicomte. Nothing was faid againft him until the reign of Richard II. when he was ac-cused of having treacheroufiy given up this place hy fir John Amrley» who had married fir John Chandos* jaiece : he chal-lenged him to fingle combat» fought and vanquiflied him in, the lifts, formed in Palace yard in the prefence of the king. He was afterwards drawn to Tyburn, and there hanged for hi* trcafan.—See Dugdale, Fabian, Src. VOL. IV. T Th* 979*


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