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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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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 went


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