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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 189



arms were fhipwrecked, he himfelf drowned with fourfepre men at arms and as' many archers, and from which fir Hugh Calverjcy and fir Thomas TVivet moft narrowly efcaped. Thi* unfortunate event put an end to the expe-dition, which not being known to the duke of Brittany, he and his council were exceedingly fur-prifed, and could not conceive what was become of the Eoglifhi for they were very anxious to profit by their afliftance, in the (harp war which was carrying on againft the duke by fir Oliver de Çliflbn,. fir Guy de Laval, fir Qliver du Guefclin, the count de Longueville, the lord dé Roçhefors, and the French on the frontiers of his duchy. The duke was advifed to fend fome able men to England, to know why the reinforcements were not fent according to promife, and to haften them over^ for they wf ft in great need of them. The lord de Beaumanoir and fir Euftace de h Houfiaye were^ entreated, by the duke and his no-bility to make this journey ço England : they an-fwerçd, they, would willingly comply. ' Letters wçrç given to them by the duke and the nobles of the country i when having departed, they embark-ed at Vannes, with a favourable wind, and arrived ml Sou^uptQn, , - : , . • They there difembarked, jmd, having mounted their horfes, went to London. It was about Whit-funtide, in the year of grace 1380. The arrival of thefe two lords was foon notified to the king and tq his thrçc uncles. The Whitfurç felt^bcing arrived, thç king went to Windfor to ' celebrate "178


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