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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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Aânding-with the duke, ^afrd wondered hV war not fcnt for back : there were alfo " many knights and iquires of Brittany of the frfmfe opinion $ and, by means of a treaty, the countefs de Penthievre, mo-ther to the children of Chartes de Blois, " was not avèrfe to. his return. But*fir Bertrand du Guef-clin, cohftable of France, the lords de Cli'flbn, de Laval, the vifcount de Rohan and the- lord de Rochefort kept the country in a ftate of warfare with the force fent them from France. At Pon-torfon, St. Malo, and in that neighbourhood, were great numbers of men at arms from France, Nor-mandy, Auvergne, and Burgundy, who committed very great devaluations. The duke of Brittany, who was in England, received full information of all this, and that the duke of Anjou, who refided at Angers, was car*-rying thé war into his country : he heard alfo that the principal towns had armed themfelves againft the French, as well as feveral knights and fquires, in his name, for which he felt himfelf much obliged. - ' But, notwithstanding all thefe favourable fymp-toms, he was afraid to return to Brittany with full confidence in them, for he was always fufpicious of fome treafopt: neither did his own council, the king of England, • nor duke of Lancafter advife Mm to go thither. , Sir William des Bordes maintained the garrifons in Normandy and Valognes of which he was cap-tain : he had with him the deputy fénéfchal of Eu, fir William Marcel, fir Braque de Braqyemont, the * • , " , lord


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