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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 218



' handfoijiely difpofed j as weçe the lord de Coucyv the duke; of Boi^rbon and others. Between this gate ^n^vthe bars., many valorous deeds were done, ar\d of} çourfe numbers (lain, wqunded and çaken. TheEpglifh, feeing the Frcpch retreat, retreated al£ ip. excellent order, anc^ formed themfelves on thç plain, in battle-array, for upwards of two hpiirs j, when, tqwards evening they retired to their quarters. . . . \ 'T^ next day, the; army majrehed to Maïïferois-lc-Vicojnte, near Sens in Burgundy, where they halted for twp days, to refrefh themfelves and to gather proyiïion,from the ïow countries,, of which they wprej in the ^reateft want. " ". '[ ' • You. have hç^rd, ' how the Englifh marched through Fr?rtce,4 and thus tQok thç road to Brit-tany. ÎThey publicly declared'the duke.and country of Brittany hacl fent .for thqm, and that they had nqt any pretence fqr waging war in the name of the king of England their Iqrd, but that they were then in çhe pay of thç duke, of Brittany. _ |Cing Charles was at the time fully informed of all thefe matters, and, like a wife and prudent man as he was, examined well alf the perils and incidents which might arift from them. He confidçred, that, if Brittany joined thefe Englifh againft him, the for-tune of wat would be more doubtful ; and, as he was ill with the duke, if the principal towns were to open their gates to hib enemies, it would turn oijt very much to his prejudice. He therefore fent, fsreretly, lettçrs fealéd, but written in the moft gra-cious manner, to the inhabitants of Nantçs (which ' " * * is


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