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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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the French army went to Rouen, where the king refided, in order to confider what was next for them to do ; for they had heard that the Englifh were befieging St. Malo. The king of France re* ccived them very gracioufly ; in particuiar, the lords de Coucy and de la Riviere;, for having fo well fucceeded in their exploits. All the men at arms remained in Normandy : not one of their captains were difmified, but were regularly paid their allowances. The king of France, during his refidencc at Rouen, had heard of the Englifh having laid fiege to St. Malo with a powerful army, and that the inhabitants were hard prcflcd by their daily aflfaults. He was unwilling to lofe his fubjefts, as well as the town ; for if St. Malp were taken, Brittany would be very much weakened in that part. , The king had therefore, to this purpofe, iflued a fpecial fummons for aflembling troops, in order to affift them againft the Englifh, which no one dared to difobey. The dukes of Berry and Burgundy, the count d'Alençon, the count de la Marche, the dauphin d'Auvergne, the count de Guinea, fir Jmm de Boulogne, and great numbers of barons v and knights of all forts, marched thither with numer-ous forces. The king lent orders to his confta-He, fir Bertrand du Guefclin, to fee that none ab* fented themfelves from this aflfembly. ' . Tha conftable obeyed, and came with all thç men at arms ' of Anjou, Poitou and Touraine. The marfhal


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