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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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liy entreaties nor threats, prevail on the inhabitants to open their gates. . ' * In confequence, they, fuffered much, from, the inclemency of the weather and the ill ufage they met with : what was not worth three farthings was fold-to them for twelve, and h%rdly could they get any provifion at fuch prices. Their horfes pc-lifhed through cold and famine, for ttiey knewnot where to colleô forage ; and, when they wentf out to feek it, they were in great peril, as the adjacent countries were all inimical to them. . The vifcount de Rohan poflefled at that time two ftrong caftles in the neighbourhood of Vannes ; one was called Caire, and the other Linguighant. In thefe two caftles, the vifcount had ftronggarrifons, which, aided by other garrifons of the lord de •Cliflbn fituated on this frontier, fuch as château Joflêlin, Montagu and Moncontour, did much mif-chicf to the Englifh foragers, killing many. * The duke of Brittany could not prevent this; for the lord de Cliflbn, conftable of France, carried on the war in the name of the king of France, and had in the country numerous bodies of men at arms, fo t that the Englifh dared not ftir abroad in final parties: When it is confidered that they were en-camped in the fields, without any intrenchments, it is marvellous they did not fuffer great lofles ; for ^thofe quartered in Vannes could not eafily affift thofe near Quimperlé, Hennebon or Quimperco-reiitin. To fay the truth, the duke flood boldly forward, and guarded them to the beft of -his abi-lities, to prevent their deftryôion- He fairly told ' . ...-his


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