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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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• W5 ^ ' jtkbdite'Iw^^ They^hbugjit they ltfert:-Hifing:tifte and tb^t Cherbourg was impreg-. liable, as all forts .of reinforcements, men at arms, profvjûon and ftores, might be introduced into it by ftai for.which reafon the French broke up their camp*; and placed ftrong garrifons in the plgGQS round Cherbourg, fuçh as Montbourg, Pons DoQe, CuffBian,. St.Lo, and in St. Sauveur le Vkomte. Thç, conftable then difbandedhis army, and - every -cpc returned, to ifce .place" whence . he came. This was in the year 1378. _ ~ You have before heard how the duke of Brit-tar^yhrtdv left that country, and had carried his duchefs with him to England. He refidçd at the eftate.he hgd thet^e, which was called the honour çf Richmond, and : took . great pains to obtain H^ftancc from the youiig king^ Richard, to re-conquer his duchy, which had turned ta the French, but he, was not liftened to. At length the duke of Lancafter was informed,. that if hç landed in Brittany with a good army, there were fomç forts and caftles (hat would fiirrendçr p him :. in parti-cular, St.Jtyïalo, a handfome fortress, andj ar fea-port town, Upon this, the duke of Lancafter, haying raifed a large arnpy, went to Southampton. lie there prepared his. vcflelsiand ftores, and cm-marked with many Jords, men at ajpis agd archers. ; This fleet had fayqurable winds to St.Malo; and when near the fborc, haviog Ipdçd and dif-, embarked their, ftoççs,, thçy adya^xd^^^ards the fnp, and clofely befieged it. [.inhabités w«e m mpch^rw^ fytjfoj} FUgcF#iiPf^ \ U 4 m vided


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