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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 258



ths carl arofc, armed themfelves, and haftened to this fkirmifh but, when le Barrois faw the num-bers increafing, he retreated to the gate, fighting all his way.* Several were killed by the arrows, and many wounded on both fides. Sir Thomas de Roddes, a knight from Germany, was ftruck by an arrow, which pierced quite through his helmet to his head ; of which wound he died three days after : it was a pity, for he was a very able knight. The French and Bretons re-entered Nantes with fcarcely any lofs, carrying with them fix prifoners. Things remained in this ftate, and the Englifh much on {heir guard, for they expe&ed an alert every night. CHAP. XLV.^ THE DUKE OF BRITTANY EXPLAINS HIS REASONS FOR NOT COMING TO THE SIEGE OF NANTES. THE GARRISON CONTINUE MOST VALIANTLY TO MAKE SALLIES. THE earl of Buckingham remained in this fi-tuation before Nantes, daily expeding {he ar-rival of the duke of Brittany, who never came, nor kept any of the promifes he had engaged to per-form, which quite difcouraged the Englifh, who knew not what to think of it. They fent repeatedly R 4 mefTengers 247


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