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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.8

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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.8
page 158



however, did not put an end to the war ; but, king Charles of France, ever fearing the effefts of chance, when he faw the earl of Mont-fort was conquering all Brittany, fufpe&ed, fhould he wholly fucceed, that he would hold the duchy independent of paying him homage for it; for he had already ^held it from the king of Eng-land, who had fo ftrenuoufly aififted him in the war. He therefore negotiated with the earl, which, having been already mentioned *, I fhall pafs over here ; but the earl remained duke of Brittany, on condition that his homage fhould be paid to his own right lord, the king of France. The duke was alfo bound, by the articles of the treaty, to affift in the deliverance of his two, confins, fons of the lord Charles de Blois, who were prifoners to the king of England* In this, however, he never flirred ; for he doubted, if they fhould return, whether they would not give him fome trouble, and whether Brittany, which was more inclined towards them than to him, would not acknowledge them as its lords. For this reafon he negle&ed them, and they remained fo long prifoners in England, under the guard, at one time, of fir Roger Beauchamp, a gallant and valiant knight, and his lady Sybilla, at another under fir Thomas d'Ambreticourt, that the youngeft brother, Guy of Brittany, died. John of Brittany was now alone prifoner, and fre- ' * Vol in. VOL. VHL ' L quently 145


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