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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 269



all fpeed for his deliverance. By fhem Vannes and the country, which was beginning to be in motion, learnt that the conftable was not in danger of his life, having been ranfomed. All thofe attached to him were greatly rejoiced ; and fuch knights and fquires as had taken it up the moil warmly remained quiet ; but, had matters been otherwife, they were determined to furround the caftle of Ermine and inciofe the duke within it, and would never have done any thing with more willingnefs. News is foon fpread abroad, on wings more fpeedy than the wind. The three barons of Mar-ieur were informed that the conftable was out of danger of being murdered, but that he had very narrowly efcaped ; and was obliged, to fave his life, to furrender three of his caftles and a town, befides paying down as a ranfom one hundred thoufand francs. In their converfations, they faid,—»c Things now go well, fince his life is fafe : as for his caftles and ranfom, the conftable will foon regain them ; and the king has enough for him, fhould he want any money. It is over : our expedition is put an end to ; and we may now difband our people and go to Paris, to learn from the king what is to be done ; for we know that all the armaments at Tre-guier are countermanded^ which is a fure fign that nothing will be attempted this feafon, and with rea-fon ; for the conftable will be folely occupied to re-venge himfelf for the infuit the duke of Brittany has put upon him/ . . • Thefe three lords* having diftniffed all the men at arms and crofs^bows that were in and about Har-- fleur,


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