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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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ftata dkcfttt m particular, die carl of Arundel found m &vour with them; °* We will now leave the EngUfh* Co {peak of the ¥cench and of Cherbourg* CHAP. VI Silt OLIVER DU GUESCLIN IS MADE PRISONER BY THE GARRISON OF CHERBOURG. COON after the Englifh had retreated from St. Malo, and the French had reinforced the town and caftle, the conftablc of France refolved to march and lay fiege to Cherbourg ; of which place fir John Harleftone was governor, who had with him many knights from England and Navarre. The whole army, however, did not march thi-ther i for the dukes of Berry, of Burgundy, of Bourbon, the count de la Marche, the dauphin of Auvergne, with other chiefs and great lords, fent back their troops to their different countries. Se-veral went to pay their refpe&s to the king at Rouen, who very gracioufly received them. The Bretons and Normans advanced to Valogncs, three leagues from Cherbourg, where they creéted fmall forts. They knew well that fir John Arundel had rein-forced the garrifon, and they fuppofed he was ftif there. ' % Between Cherbourg and Valognes are large fo-rcfts, even as far as Coutances. The garrifon of Cherbourg could fally forth, and make excurfions over


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