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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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hid well filled it with men at arms and Burgundiân foldiers. Girard de Maulin was m after of it ; and with him was another gallant knight, called fir Peter Portebceuf, who haraiTed all the country round about, and preffed thefe twd towns fo clofely that no provifions or merchandize could enter them, without great riik of being taken ; for thefe Burgundians made confiant excurfions, one day towards Vannes, and another day to Guingamp. They continued thefe excurfions fo regularly, that fir Reginald de Dinan took prifoner, by means of an ambufcade, this fir Girard de Maulin and thirty-five of his men, and at.the fame time refcued fifteen merchants and all their goods, which the Burgundians had taken, and were driving to their garrifon, called la Roche Perion; but fir Reginald conquered them, and carried them prifoners to Dinan, for which he was much praifed. W e will now return to the countefs of Montfort, who was befieged by fir Lewis of Spain in Hennébon. He had made fuch progrefs by battering #nd deftroying the walls with his machines, that the courage of thofe within began to faulter. At that moment, the biihop of Léon held a conference with his nephew, fir Hervé de Léon, by whofé means, it has been faid, the earl of Montfort was made prifoner. They converfed on different things* in mutual confidence, and at laft agreed, that the biihop fliould endeavour to gain over thofe within the town, fo that it might be given op to the lord VOL. I. X Charles:


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