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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 285



Puglia and Calahril» would not have chofen that the kingdom of France ftiould be fbaken, nor his expedition put off. He was therefore ftrongly in-clined to make peace with the duke of Brittany, that he might become a good Frenchman, loyal in faith and homage to the king of France. The ar-ticles of peace were now difcufled by the four ba-rons : it was fettled that the duke might without blame, affift the Englifh with veHels to return to their own country. ' The duke was permitted to add to his ordinances s that if thofe who had come from the gàrrifon of Cherbourg to ferve under the earl of Buckingham * wifhed to return thither by land, they fhould have paflports from the king and conftable to march through France, but unarmed, and any knights or fquires from England who might be defirous of accompanying them t that, when the Englifh had quitted Brittany, the duke was to come to the king and his uncles at Paris, and acknowledge himfelf vafifal by faith and homage to the king, in fuch way as a duke of Brittany owes to his lord, the king of France. All thefe articles were properly drawn out and fealed, and carried to the duke of Brittany, who at that time was lefident at Sucinio, near to Vannes. He agreed to what his ambafladors had done, but fore againft his inclination ; for he knew he could ^ not do it, without incurring the greateft ill-will from the Englifh. When the earl of Buckingham and his knights heard that the duke of Brittany had made peace 'with France, they were greatly enraged and very indignant, 274


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