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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 266



at Vannes was purpofely to* entrap you. Your opinion formerly of the duke was fuch that you faid, if he were to fend you five hundred affurances of fefety, you would never truft yourfeif with him, fo ftrong • were our fùfpicions then ; but now you (imply accompany him alone, and are miferably paid for it/ _ The whole duchy of Brittany bewailed the treat-ment of the conftable, and knew not how to ad. The knights and fquires of the fleet faid,—c Why do we ftay here ? why do we not go and inveft the duke in his caftle of Ermine ? and, if he fliould have put the conftable to death, confine him : if he de-tain him in prifon, why do we not remain there until we have fet him free ; for Brittany has never fuffered fuch a lofs as now, by the capture of the conftable/ 'Such were the different converfations that paffed ? but no one moved, as they were waiting for further intelligence ; and all were running to different quar-ters in fearch of it. Within two days, the king of Trance and his uncles were informed of what had happened to the conftable, to their great aftonifh-ment. The duke of Bçurbon had then left the court and was at Avignon, on his way to Caftille, as he was defirous of firft feeing the pope. He, however, heard of it when at Lyon with the count de Savoye. The count de St. Pol, the lord de Coucy and the admiral of France, were on the point of embarking at Harfleur, when they learnt how the duke of Brittany SS3.


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