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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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march to Germany, to revenge himfelf for the rode and outrageous challenge the duke of Gueldres had fent him. ' . The wifeft of the council, forefeeing what % might happen, thought it would be too danger-oils for the king, at this moment, to leave the realm. They now clearly faw the duke of Brit-tany would not liften to terms of accommoda-tion, and felt his conduct, in arrefting, confin-ing, and ranfoming the conftable for one hun-dred thoufand francs,. three cailles and a town, highly offenfive to the honour of France. They heard alfo, that the duke had entered into a ftrong alliance with the king of England, and was laying up ftores of all kinds in his different towns and cafUes. He was feeking friends on all fides, fo that his barons. and knights knew not how to act, (or at leaft the greater part) whether to go to France, or remain with the duke and abide the event; but they would never have taken arms againft France, for the knights and fquires of Brittany are too loyal -Frenchmen to be induced to be gpilty of fuch conduct. The council were feafful, and with reafon, fhould the king march to Germany with a large force, and . he could not do otberwife, that the duke of Brittany would introduce the Englifh ' to his country, by Saint Maio, Saint Matthieu, Kemper, Treguier, Guerrande, Van-nés, or on feme other parts of the coaft, for they could not gain a better entrance into • France. They were, flierefbrey much puzzled, how they - could, without compromifing the king's* hctaour • and 146


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