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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.9

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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.9
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Which included pE jexcppt thofe jfjho repined with fir, Oliver du Guefclin, they faid among themfelves, * Our arrivai at St.Phagon coA us dear, but they {hall fully repay us on our return.' Thqy were all of this mind, and, haying affembled ab#tf| one thoufand; they entered the towii, as trèfle was neither guard nor watch); for the towns-men; had forgotten, what fyad pafled, and hoped the .French had dope fo likewife, apd that - no •mope quarrels would happen between them. It waspot fo, to their great lofs; for, when they thought themfelves fecure, the cry of € To arms !* refounded from more than one hundred places, accompanied with voices fhouting, /Let us kill and deftroy all the fcoundrels of this town, and plunder what they may have, in revenge for their murders of our countrymen.' The Bretons inftaotiy began to put thefe threats into exe-cution, and to enter every houfe where they expected pillage, killing the inhabitants, break-ing open defks and trunks, and doing every naif-chief in their power. There were, this day, more than four hundred flaughtered,. the town robbed and half burned, whjich was a great pity. Such was the revenge the companions took on St.Phagon, and then marched away. . Intelligence was fent to the king of Caftille that the men at arms, who had been under fir William de Lignac and fir Walter de Paflac, had, on their return, pillaged the good town of St. Phagon, murdered upwards of four hundred of its inhabitants* and fet the town on fire. They added, that if the Englifli had taken it even by , , ftorm»


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