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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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remained in Brittany. The duke, upon this; fe* monftratcd with them, and aiked why they had de-. fired him to fend for the aid of the Englifh. They told him, in anfwer, that it was more to give alarm to the king of France and his council, that they might not be deprived of their ancient privileges, than for any thing elfe ; and, in cafe the king of France wifhed them no ill will, they would not make war againft him. The duke could not ob-tain any other anfwer. On the other hand, the lord de ClifTon, conftablc of France, the lord de Dînant, the lord de Laval* the vifeount de Rohan the lord de Rochefort, and all the great barons of Brittany, had their caftles well fortified and guarded. They told the duke* or fent word to him by meffengers, that he had beft confider well what he was about ; for he had been ill advifed in fending for the Englifh, and bringing them over to deftroy and carry war into his country : that he muft not expeft any aid front them :t therefore, if he fhould go to Nantes, to afiift in the fieg*, as they had heard it to be his inten* tion, and which he ought not to have promifed, • they would attack his country on all fides, and ^ would give him fo much employment thai he fhould not know what he ought to attend to firft: but, if he were willing to acknowledge the king of France, and place himfelf under hirobedience, as he was bounderi to do, they engaged to make his peace with the young king. - They added that thofe who had had the* courage to oppofe king Charles âeceafcd might be beloved by the king his fon. * Such 249


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