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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 409



other barons and knights from France, had left Brittany, after conquering the ftrong caftle of Châteauceaux, and the city of Nantes, and had taken and given up to the king of France the earl of Montfort, whom he had confined in the tower of the Louvre at Paris. The lord Charles of Blois bad remained in the city of Nantes, and in that country, which he had reduced to obedience, until a more favourable op* portunity for carrying on the war than winter. When the fummer was returned, the above-mentioned lords, and a great many others, came, with a large army, to ailift the lord .Charles ih reconquering the remainder of the duchy of Brittany. They refolved to befiege the city of Rennés, which the countefs of Montfort had well fortified, and placed there as captain fir William de Cadoudal, a Breton» The French lords furrounded it on all fides, and did a great deal of damage, by the fierce aflaults they made upon it; but the garrifon defended themfelves fo valiantly, that their opponents loft more than they gained. As foon as the countefs of Montford was informed of the return of the French lords into Brittany, with fo great a force, ihe fent fir Amauri de Cliflbn to king Edward in England, to intreat his alliflance, upon condition that her young fon ihould take for his wife one of the daughters of the king, and give her the title of duchefs of Brittany. The king, at that time, was in London, feafting the earl of Salifbury, newly returned from prifon; When fir Amauri de Cliffon had made known to the king


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