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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
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forfeit either againft the king or crown of France, but that all thefe proceedings originated in the hatred and malice of the dukes of Berry and Bur-gundy, which were h great that they could not conceal them. This determined the lord de Cliflbn to continue his war with prudence and vigour againft the duke of Brittany. It was feverc and bloody, for neither party, when they met, made a fham of fighting, but killed each other without mercy. The lord de Cliflbn rode frequently from one of his caftles to another, and laid more ambufcades than the duke, finding himfelf fuperior in numbers to op-polê him. None of the Breton chivalry would interfere by bearing arms on either fide ; but, whei* the duke fent for them, they came to know wh^ç he wanted. He demanded from them aid and ad-* vice to corred his vafifal, fir Oliver de Cliflbn, who had greatly mifbehaved himfelf towards him. The barons of Brittany, fuch as the vifeount de Rohan, the* lord dp piiiant, fir Hermen de Lyon, and many more, excufed themfelves, faying, they were unintcrcfted in this quarrel, and would not thcrc^ fore bear arms againft the lord de Cliflbn ; but that they would heartily labour to mediate between the duke ^nd him, if they knew how, or faw any -probability qf çftablifhing peace between them. . The duke feeing he could no way prevail on them to join him, and that in this warfare he was lofing more men than the lord de Cliflbn, conferred to Jend the above named barons to treat with him, and fjjrm| him, under fafe pafiports, to Vannes, that 88


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