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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 421



CHAP. LXXXI. ι THE CASTLE O? ÇONQUET* TWICE TAKEN* TPH E next day, the lord Lewis of Spain called to A him the vifcount de JJohan, the biihop of Leon, fir Hervé de Léon, and the commander of the Genoefe, to haïe their advice what was to be done; for they faw how ftrong the town of Hennebon waSi and that fuccours had arrived there, particularly (hofe archers who had always difcomfited them. If they remained longer, it would be but loft time; for there was not the fmalleft appearance that they could gain any advantage ; they therefore refolved to decamp on the morrow, and make for Aurai, which the lord Charles was beflegrog* They broke up their huts and tents, and fet off, as they had before determined; the town's people, purfuing them with hootings, and attempting to har&Cs their rear, were driven back» and loft fome of their men before they could re-enter the town, Whea the lord Lewis of Spam was come to lord Charles with his army and baggage, he explained to him the reafons why he had quitted the fiege o£ Henneboa, It was then determined, by a full and knag council, that the lord Lewis ihould march» to befiege the good town of Dinant, which waa only defended by a palifade and ditch. During his march, he paffed near an old caftle called Conquêt, in which the countefs had placed as governor, a * Le Conquêt, a feaport town in Brittany, fiye league* from Brcft, Nor


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