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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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lances, with as many archers, and took the road to Hennebon, They fet out on a Thurfday : the fol-lowing Saturday, the carl marched the army to St. Sulpice in Brittany, where he halted three days : bri the fourth, he marched to Combrqnt, where he remained four days. The duke of Brittany had left Hennebon, and was at Vannes : he had regular information of all the Englifh were doing, and, after having well confidcred every thing, refolved to4 go to them : for his own honour, and the alliances he had formed with them, would not fuffer him longer to delay it. Having learnt that fir Robert Knolles, lord Thomas Percy and fir Thomas Trivet were coming to him, he began his journey to Rennes ; and, the day that he fet out from Vannes, he met the Englifh knights. This meeting caufed great joy : the duke of Brittany made inquiries after the carl « of Buckingham, and the knights told him they had left him very melancholy at Rennes, be-caufe he had not any tidings of him. The duke excufcd himfelf by faying, that by his faith he could not help it. They then rode all together to Vannes, where they were well received ; but they knew that the Englifh army had marched from Combront to la Hedé and la Maifierç, for they had followed that road. • The earl of Buckingham arrived at Vannes the next day, when great affe&ion was fhewn on bdth fides. • The duke handfomely e*cufcd himfclf to the earl and the Englifh for hjs delay in coming to them : the reafon of it was, that he did not find his 232


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