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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.1

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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.1
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de CHflbn was governor of it, a moft noble knight, and one of the greateft barons of Brittany. • The earl, in his march towards Breft, Γο con* quered all the country, except the fortreflPes, that the inhabitants followed him, on foot, or on hòrfeback, for they dared not leave him : he thereby had a numerous body of men at arms. When he and his army were come before Breft, ne ordered fir Henry de Leon to fummon the governor, and require of him, in obedience to the earl of Montfort, as duke of Brittany, to furrender to him the caftle and town of Breft, as to his liege lord. The governor replied, he would do nothing in the bufinefs, until he (hould have received orders from the lord to whom of right it belonged. The earl then retreated to a fmall diftance, and fent challenges to thofe of the town and caftle. On the 'morrow, after he had heard mafs, he ordered his men to arm, and make an aflault. upon the caftle, which was very ftrong, and well provided with every thing. The governor, fir Walter de Cliffon, on his part, was not inactive : he armed all the garrifon, who were full three hundred good fighting men, and fent every one to the poft he had afligned them, taking with him about forty of the. braveft, and advanced out of the caftle, as far as the barriers. The afiailants came there to make their attack, which was very iharp^ and many of them were flain and wounded : thç governor performed won ders j but at laft, fuch numbers came upon him, the earl urged them on fo iharply, and each exerted himfelf


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