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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.6

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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.6
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palifadoes. Upon this all the lower ranks, and the ferrants, began to make faggots and carry them to the king's tent, in fo much that a very large heap of them was made there. Sunday paffed without any attack. Some fay that on .this day, and appearances confirmed it, the duke of Brittany, who was on the oppofite fide of the town to the king, entered into nego-tiations with the Englifh, aware of the peril they were in. He advifed them to furrender the town, on their lives and fortunes being fpared. This they were very willing to do, and they entreated the duke, through love of God, and in honour of his gentility, to undertake the bufinefs. The duke fent information of what he had done to the king, his uncles, the conftable of France, the count de St, Pol and to the council. Having confidered how advifable it was to gain all the ftrong places in Flanders, in whatever manner they were offered to be furrendered, and that tQ win Bourbourg they muft renew the at-tack, which would coft them, probably, numbers of lives; befides, they fhould at laft only conquer a handful of men, who would defend themfelves until they dropped y the king of France and his ancles replied, that, in God's name, they would willingly agree to a treaty, if the duke of Brit-tany and the conftable of France would under-take it. In this, manner Sunday paft, without any thing being done. 1 heard that, in the f veiling, on a promife of fafety, John de Châ-te^uneqf, a Gafcpn, and Remonuetde St. Marc, ' ' came . ' 827 ,


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