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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
page 339



It was about Cbriftmas that the feet of the earl of Arundel, wfych had been hovering the whole year along the coafts pf Brittany, la Ro-chelle, Saintonge and the Bordelois, came to the fliores of Normandy, and failed by Carentan. It had indeed before landed at Cherbourg, and the •art feemed inclined to make war on that part of the country. The town of Carentan and its dependencies were under the command of the lord de Hambre and the lord de Torci, who had with them a confiderable number of knights and fquires of Normandy. The earl of Arundel learning how ftrongîy it was garrifoned, parted by, thinking he might lofe more than he could gain were he to attack it, and fell on another town, called Torigny*, which he took by ilorm, and gained great wealth by plundering it. They carried away many prifoners, and. marched to the barriers of Bay-eux, but only made a flight flrirmifh. The Englifh pafled the fords of St. Clement and did great da-mage to thofe parts ; for they ftaid there for fifteen days without any one coming to oppofe them. The marfhal de Blainville was indeed in Nor-mandy; but he had no information of what was palling, or he would have provided a remedy. The Englifh having finifhed their expedition, and done one hundred thoufand francs of mifchief to Normandy, made.a prudent'retreat, and re- * Torigny, a town in Normandy, three leagues from St. Lo, eight from Coutances. eroding 331


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