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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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thé coafts of Brittany and Normahdy, Çxùept when driven off by ftorms, but it always return* ed .to its ftation. There were in this fleet fomé light veffels called Balleniers, which are much ufed by Corfairs ; for, as they draw little . water, they can the eafier approach the fhores. This fleet had lain at anchor upwards of a . month off the ifland of Brehat, whence it had got provifion. As it was not far from .la Roche- .-derrien, they heard that the duke of Brittany ' was gone to Blois, to meet the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, who had held fuch fair language m perfuaded him to go to Paris* where he had been fo well received by the king, as to prevent him from leaving that place until every thing had been Satisfactorily fettled. The earl of Arundel was much call down when he heard the above, and called a council of his principal officers, to confider how they were to employ their force during the remainder of thev feafon. : In this council they refolved to fail for la Rochelle and make war on that country; for, though they had not anyxafies in thofe parts, yet they were in fufficient numbers to withftand the force Saintonge or Poitou could fend against them. ' They intended likewife to make their fituation known to theirfriends in Limoufinand Auvergne, by fome perfon in their fleet that was acquainted with the country, whom they would land on the coaft of Brittany, ' The truces which fir Helion de Ligçac had obtained from the duke of Lancafter had not yet taken effect. They w éfê to commence on • Voi^IX. ' -Q • ' th« , " 193 ' •


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