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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
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"f •' Thus was Evan of Wales killed by a wicked and treafonablc aft, txrthe great.grief of the army and all manner of people. King Charles of France particularly lamente^ his lofs, but he could not help it. . Evan of Wales was buried in the church of St. Léger, which he had converted into a fort, hflf 4 league diffynt from the caille of Mortain, and all the gentlemen of the army attended his obfequies^ which were very grandly performed. The fiege of Mortain was not, ' however, difcon-tinued for this lofs. There were very good knights from Brittany, Poitou and France, who had re-r folved never to quit it unlefs forced by fuperioj numbers ; and they were more eager than before fo conquer the cattle, by way of revenge for the death-of Evan. They remained in the fame pofir * tion, without making any aflaults, for they knew the garrifon were exceedingly ftraightened for pro-vifion, and that none could enter the place. . We will leave this fiege for a Aort time, and re- where the poet, in looking for more happy times than his owrt in futurity, among other predictions announces the coming of 1c?an Dyvi, or Evan of Dovy. Now this Evan of Dovy mat have been feme perfon of celebrity, at feme period prior to the time of the writer before mentioned, whofe fame m totally ob-fcured, probably owing to the danger of efpoufing the caufe of that perfon age, from his being hoftile to the exiting govern-ment. This feems to be the only reafon for the ambiguity of the poet, and it feems alfo fatîsfaôorily -to account for the ûlence of all the Welfh writers refpe&ing Evan of Wales, turn X


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