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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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the place, nor fuffer his army to do fo, before it fhould be conquered. ' * • The carl of Buckingham Was fent for to 4a Hede, that all this bufinefs might be completely fctded, and that he might be prefeftt at thefe cwm-^ cils. The army therefore diflodged, and took up their former quarters in the fuburfas of Rennes. The earls and barons entered Rennes, when the earl gave them a moft magnificent dinner. The duke of Brittany engaged, and fwore by his faith " folemnly on the holy Evangelifts to come to Nantes with all his forces. After this, he returned to Hennebon. The Englifh remained for upwards of fifteen days at Rennes, in making the necefTary , preparations. The inhabitants bf Nantes, being informed that the fiege of their town was intended, took every precaution to defend themfelves. One of the principal captains in Nantes was fir John le Barrois des Barres, a valiant and expert knight : there were with him the following captains § John de Clifibn, John de Châtelmorant, Morfbnace, fir John de Malatrait, the lord de Tournemine and fe-deral more, all the flower of the army. Thefe leaders made very prudent and able defences, as wejl towards ' the river as at the gates, walls and towers which were oppofite to the plain, and at thofe parts where they thought it probable art attack might be made. • We will now give thefe affairs a refpite, and fpeak of the ceremonies • of the coronation of the young king Charles, who at this period was crown* cd at Rheims. • " ' . CHAR 234


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