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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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the higher ranks of citizens would nof agree to them, for they had laid in ample ftores. . This occafioned a quarrel among them ; and, as thofe of the higher ranks' were nearly allied to each othery they withdrew themfeìves on one fide, and faid aloud, that all who were of this opinion ihould come to them : fo many were of their way of think- N itìg, and conneded with them, that they amounted to full two thògfand againit accepting the earl's propofals. When the lowçr forts faw this, they began to ftir, and cried out againft them, ufing many bad and villainous expreffions, and at laft fell upon them* and killed many. The citizens, perceiving their danger, begged for mercy, and promifed to agree to whatever the people chofe. Upon this the riot ' ceafed, and the people ran to open the gates, and deliver up the city to the earl of Montfort. All the inhabitants, both great and fmall, did him homage and fealty, acknowledging him for their lord. This was done out of love to fir Henry de Spinefort, and he was made one of the earl's council. CHAP. LXVI. THE EARL OF MONTFORT TAKES THE TOWN AND CASTLE OF HENNEBON *· 'J'HE earl entered the town of Rennes in great triumph ; and he quartered his army in the fields round about it. He made up the quarrel be * Situated upon the river Blavet, in the dioceie of Vannes^ 37 leagues from Nantes, S ι tweeil


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