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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.5

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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.5
page 13



Sir John Arundel, after he had garrifooed Cherbourg with Englifh, remained there but fifteen days to re-vi&ual it, and returned to Southampton, of which he was governor. We will now fpeak çf the fiege of St. Malo. When the Englifh entered the harbour, they found therein a riumbet, of veffels from la'Rochelle, laden with good wines ; the merchants were foon éafed -of them^ and their ve{Jcls, burnt. The fiege of St. Malo was dire&ly commenced, for they were in fufficieht numbers to undertake it : they overran tlie country, ànd'dïci much damaged Thbfe who were moft aftive in'this biifinefs'w'ere fir Robert Kholles, and Sir Hugh Brdc his nej/hew,'who were well acquainted with thofe parts, ' 'x ' 1 Thefe two made excurfions daily, and the canon 'de Robefart in company with them. Some days they loft, and at others gained : they, however, burnt and deftroycd all round St. Malo. The army of the duke of Lancafter had plenty of proyifion, for they had brought with them large quantities from England. Many fevere afTaults were made on St. Malo, and the attacks as ably re-fitted, for there were feveral men at arms within it not eafily to be conquered. The lords of the army caufed the carpenters to make fheds, under which they could with greater cafe carry on their attacks j they had four hundred cannons pointed againft the different parts of the town, which very much harafftd its inhabitants, Among the various afiaults, there was one which was * 9


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