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
king the caufe of his vifit, his requeft was dineâty
' complied with. The king ordered fir Walter Man
ny to colleâ as many men at arms as fir Amami
îhould judge proper, and to make every poflihle
hafte to go to the affiftance of the countefs of Mont
- fort; and alfo to take with him two or three thoufitnd of the beft archers of England.
Sir, Walter, therefore, embarked with* fir Amauri
de Cliffon; and with them went the two brothers
de Land-Halle, fir Lewis and fir John, le Haze of
Brabant, fir Herbert de Frefiioi, fir Alain de Sire
fonde, and many others, with fix thoufand archers*
3ut they were overtaken by a great tempeft, and,
by contrary winds, forced to remain o;i the fea . forty days.
The lord Charles, in the mean time, kept Rennet
clofely befieged, and haraifed the citizens fo much,
that they would willingly have furrendered it; but
fir William de Cadoudal would not liften to them.
When they had been harder prefled, and faw no
likelihood of any fuccours arriving, they became
impatient; but fir William continued firm: at length
the commonalty feized him, flung him into prifon,
and fent information to lord Charles that they
would furrender themfelves to him on the morrow,
on condition that all thore who were of the Montfort
party might retire in fafety to wherever they thought
proper. The lord Charles complied with thefe
terms ; and thu? was' the city of Rennes furren
dered, in the year 1342, in the beginning of May.
Sir William dç Cadoudal, not defiling to remain at
the court of the lord Charles of Blois, left it, and