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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 246



Sluys in laying in all flores and other neceffiu ties at the two ports of.Treguier and Harfleur. The men at arms, under the count de St. Pol and the admiral, were paid fifteen days in advance ^ but they were ftill on fhore, and thofe in the more dif-tant parts were daily arriving. All things were now in fuch forwardnefs, no one, could have imagined it would not take place. It was not, however, broken up by the captains, but by a mdft extraordinary event which happened in Brittany. The king of France and his council were forely vexed thereat ; but, as they could not amend it*, thçy were forced to endure it as well as they could, and a& prudently,- for this was not the mo-ment of revenge. Other news was brought to the king from Germany, at the fame rime, which I will relate in proper time and place ; but I will mention that of Brittany ftrft, as it fo occurred in point of time, and was the mofjt unfortunate, though the events in Germany were caufe of greater expenfe. - If I were merely to fay, fuch and fuch things happened at fuch times, without entering fully into the matter, which was grandly horrible and difaf-trous, it would be a chronicle, but no hiftory.. I might, to be fure, pafs it by, if I had chofen it : that. I will not do, but relate fully the fad, if God grant me life, abilities and leifure to chronicle and hit* • torify the matter at length. You have before feen, in different vparts of this hiftory, how fir John de Montfort, called duke of Brittany (who indeed was fo by conqueft, though not by dired defcent), had always fupported the Englifli fo the utmoft of • • . his S3S


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