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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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retreat fo itìon. Sir Hervé took this to heart, and would never attend the councils of the earl, as he had been formerly ufed to do j which conduQ; furprifed many. 1 'if I . il CHAP. LXXL THE EARL OF MONTFORT TAKEit PRISONER A*tf , NANTES, AND THE MANNER OF HIS DEATH J T came to pafs, as I have heard it related, that the burgeffes, feeing their property deftroyed both within and without the town, and their chil* dren and friends thrown into prifon, were fearful left worfe might happen to them : they therefore aifembled privately, and, in their meetings, came to a determination to treat in an underhand manner, with the lords of France, about obtaining a peace, fecuring their property, and delivering their children and friends out of prifon. Their propofals were acceded to} and their friends were to be fët at liberty, upon condition that they would allow them to pafs through one of the gates of the town, to attack the caftle, and feize the earl of Montfort, without doing hurt, either to the city or to any of the inhabitants. ; There were fome people who feemed to fay, that this treaty was brought about through the felicitation of fir Hervé de Léon (who had formerly been one of the earl's chief advifers), out of revenge for having been menaced and blamed by him* as before related. * Ta By


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