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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 261



Such was the treatment the duke met with from the great lords of Brittany, fo that, in faft, he did not know what to do ; for he found he could not place any fecurity on his barons or fubje&s : it therefore behoved hita to difTemble. The fiege of Nantes ftill continued ; and on the day of our Lady, in Advent, the French garrifon refolded to make another attack on the befiegers, for they had left them quiet for fome time* Sir Amaury de ClifTon, coufin german to the lord de ClifTon, and the lord d'Amboifc, made an afifault* with about two hundred fpears, on the quarters of fir William Windfor. They fallied out at the gate of Richebourg, on the river fide, where fir Hugh Cal verity's men were that night on guard. The lord d'Amboife was made a knight by fir Amaury de ClifTon. Thefe men at arms, French and Bre-tons, advanced in high fpirits to the ford, which having gained, though guarded by fir William Cof-fington, a fharp conteft enfued, in which many a man was overthrown. Sir William Windfor and fir Hugh Calverley were in their quarters, and* hearing the noife, armed themfelves and iffued forth to the midft of the tumult, where the conflict mightily increafed : both parties behaved valiantly. The French and Bretons made good their retreat, fighting all the way, and re-entered the gate of Richebourg with little lofs : they had made a knight with ten men at arms prifoners; and had had only three of their men taken. On Thurfday, before the eve of Chriftmas day, Barrois des Barres^ with the lord de Solete and fix lcore 250


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