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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 283



CHAP. XLV1I1. THE DUKE OF BRITTAN-Y MAKES HIS PEACE JVITH THE KING OF FRANCE. THE ENGLISH - RETURN HOME. A COMBAT BETWEEN AN ENGLISH AND A FRENCH SQUIRE. A FTER thefe deeds of arms were performed, during the refidence of the earl of Bucking-ham at Vannes, nothing happened worth mention-ing. The Englifh, as I have before faid, were quartered at Vannes, Hennebon, Quimperlé and Quimpercorehtin : they pafled the whole winter in Brittany as well as they could. Very many of them were ill, and fuffered much from the badnefs and fcarcity of provifion; as did alfo their horfesf for their foragers could not find any thing in the open country, which at that feafon is always bare. The French had taken every precaution that the enemy Ihould not be very comfortable. The Englifh were in*this perilous ftate fome time ; for tht French were fo ftrong ip the furrounding gar* rifons, they dared not make any excurfions. Some privifions came to them by fea from Corn-wall, Guernfney and the Ifle of Wight, which were of great fuccour to them ; otherwife they and their cavalry would have perifhed through famine. During this time, the four Breton barons re-mained £72 . • ' 11


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