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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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After having taken poffeffion of the town and ftrong caille, he placed in both, men at .arms, for their garrifons. He then advanced towards Vannes, and was fo aftive in treating with the inhabitants, that they furrendered it, and fwore feahy and homage, as to their true lord. He eftablifhed, in that town, all manner of municipal officers, and tarried there three whole days. * When he departed, he marched to befiege a very ftrong caftle, called La Roche Perion, the governor /of which was the lord Oliver de Cliffon, coufin german to the lord of Cliifon # . The earl remained before it more than ten days, without being able to find out any means to gain this caftle, it was fo ftrong, nor obtain any parley or conference with the governor, fo that he might attempt to gain him to his obedience, either by promifes or by threats. He, therefore, left it, until he lhould have a greater force, and went to befiege another caftle, ten leagues off, called the caftle of Aurai. Sir Geoffry de Maleftroit was governor of it, and he had, for his companion, fir Yves de Trifiguidi. The earl made two affaults upon it, but he faw he ihould lofe more than he could gain : he cpnfented to a truce, and a day of parley, through the earneft folicitaûon of fir Hervé de Léon, who at that time was with him. * The Hiftoire de la Bretagne, by pere Morice, a benedinne monk, fays, that Oliver de ClifTon was the true lord de Cliffon. The


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