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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
page 387



By this nieans they entered the city, accom panied by as many as they chofe, went ftraight to the caftle, broke down the gates, and took the earl of Montfort, whom they carried off to .their camp, without injuring houfe or inhabitant in the city. This event took place in the year of grace 1341, about All-Saints day. The lords of France entered the city in great triumph ; when all the burgeffes and inhabitants did homage and fealty to the lord Charles de Blois, as to their true lord. They continued in the city fcr three days, keeping great feafts * : they advifed the lord Charles to remain there,, and in its neigh, bourhood, until another feafon, and to employ the foldiers of the garrifons from the places he had won in the moil advantageous manner. Thefe lords then took their leave and departed, and rode on till they came to Paris, where the king was, to whom they delivered up the earl of Montfort, as his prifoner. T{ie king confined him in the towçr. of the Louvre at Paris, where he remained for a length of time,, and at laft died there, as it has been told me for a truth t* I wifh * The French remained at Nantes until the 18th December ; and the earl of Montfort furrendered the town himfelf to; the duke of Normandy, on learning what were the real difpofitions of the townfmen, and knowing he could not longer depend on them. It is faid, he was deceived by the fine fpeeches of the duke, who promifed, on oath, to deliver to him again the town of Nantes, in the fame ftate he received it, and granted hinvpaflporte, &c.—Hift. of Brittany* \ Froiffart has been miilnformed. 6 It was about this time (1345) that the earl of Mpatfort found means to efcape from


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