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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.11

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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.11
page 27



CHAP. IV. ' THE KING, HAVING LEFT MANS TO CARRY ON HIS WAR AGAINST BRITTANY, IS ORDERED - TO RETURN, BY AN UNKNOWN PERSON. THIS SAME DAY, HIS MIND IS DERANGED, AND HE IS BROUGHT BACK TO MANS. TfJHEN the king of France had refided about vv three weeks in the city of Mans, during which time councils were daily held, and when the knights were returned with the duke of Brit-tany's anfwer, as you have heard ; the king faid, that fince he knew what to depend on, he would not longer ftay at Mans, for it was difpleafing and hurtful to him, but advance towards the frontiers of Brittany, nearer this duke, who was fupporting the traitor, fir Peter de Craon. The intention of the king was to deprive the duke of Brittany of his duchy, and nominate a go-vernor of it, until his children Ihould be of age to have it reftored to them, but the prefent duke was to be driven thence ; and, • this determination was fo firmly rooted in his mind, nothing could make him change it. ' He ftt out from Mans between nine and ten o'clock in the morning; and the lords and others who had heen quartered there, pre-pared to follow him, after they had heard rnafs -and drank a cup. He had, the evening before, font ibr thù marftials of his army to his chamber, and . - VOL. XL C ordered 17


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