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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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city, m alfo fir Euftace, the governor's brother* who made daily excufes for the duke.. I know not if they had a good caufe to plead or not, but the Englifh begm to be very difcontented with the . duke for'not coming. Thofe of Nantes kept their gates well guarded ; for thty did not think thcmfelves fecure from the Englifh, whom they knew to be at Rennes : they fent, therefore, to the duke of Anjou, who had been the origin of the late treaties, and by whom the greater part of the kingdom was governed,' to remonfirate with him on their incapacity to defend themfelvcs, if they ihould be befieged, without having "a ftronger body of • men at arms : they therefore entreated him to provide them with a reinforcement. The four dukes who governed France, Anjou, Berry, Burgundy and Bourboe, complied with dieir requcft, and fent upwards ôf fix hundred good and valorous men at arms. Thus was Nantes reinforced. Thofe men at arms immediately repaired every part • of the walls, and put the town in a proper condition to refill a fiege or an attack, if fuch fhould happen* The Englifhj quartered at Rennes and there* abouts, began to defpond on account of the duke's not coming to them : they rcfolved, in a council, to fend, to know his reafons of delay. Lord Thomas Peçcy and fir Thomas Trivet were or-dered to wait on him, efcorted by five hundred Janccs, to prevent or oppofc any ambufcades which might be laid for them* Thefe two barons de-parted from Rennes, attended by this body pf . • Qf4 lances. • 231


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