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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 241



he cannot a£l as he wHhes : in parikiiir, tie inhA-Utants of Nantes, which is the key to Brittany ,arte in complete rebellion, and are ready to receive men at arms from' France. This conduit has Very much aftonifhed my lord ; for it was that town which fir ft entered into the alliance with the other chief towns in Brittany, and my lord believes that tie men of Nantes have entered into a new treaty with the young king of France, who is to be crowned on All-faints day enfuing. My lord, therefore, begs and entreats you wiM hold htm ex-cufed : he alfo defires that you will take the road to Rennes, whither he will come to meet you s for he has a great defire to fee you, and will not Ml being there/ Thefe words much pleafed the earl of Bucking-ham and the Englifh : they declared, he could not fay more. _ The meflengers* returning to the 'duke towards Hennebon, met him at Vannes. The Englifh continued four days at Châteaubriant, when they marched away to the fuburbs of Rennes ; the gates of the city werx fhut, and no man at arms was fufiered to enter: the carl of Bucking-ham* however, was lodged in the town, as were the lord Latimer, fir Robert KnoUes, and five or fix other barons of the council to the earl. They remained there upwards of fifteen day$, waiting in vain for the duke, who never came, which afto-nifhed them greatly* The lord de Monteraulieu,the lord Montfbrt of ^Brittany, fir Geoffry de Kcrimel, and fir Alain ac la HoufTaye, the governor of Rennes, were in the - ; - - city* 230


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