|Camp of the besiegers...Feasting, bawdy songs and rest.|
Camp des assiégeants...Ripaille, chansons paillardes et repos.
Soudain, un guetteur aviné pose son amphore de vin (français) déjà à moitié vide et aperçoit...Suddenly, an avowed watchman put his (French) wine amphora already half empty and sees ...
|"Good heavens! That's it, the French are getting out, a battle's coming!"|
|Parmi les souvenirs de cette époque, un tableau affiché au musée de Vannes.|
Among the memories of this time, a painting displayed at the Museum of Vannes.
|Les Anglois réagissent alors, les lignes se forment...|
English then react, form the lines...
En pleine guerre de 100 ans, Charles de Blois s'allie aux Français, Jean de Montfort aux Anglais. Chacun d'eux a des prétentions sur la succession...et Vannes sera assiégée 4 fois!
|La suite, nous la vivrons à travers le témoignage de Frère Jérôme...|
We'll follow the rest through the testimony of Brother Jerome ...
|"I had to bless our men before the battle..."|
|"English cavalry and infantry arrived quickly across fields ..."|
|"And often, in front of them, these powerful archers..."|
|"English reinforcements are slowed down by a few shots of crossbowmen, sheltered behind a palisade."|
|"Or from the woods ..."|
|"But soon we had to recoil, the Englih were charging!"|
|"After the English charges, the French ones, everywhere we can see knights and sergents fighting..."|
|"Our bombards add to the confusion, so many deads ans woundeds on the battlefied now..."|
|"Therefore the English infantry hesitates, then recoils."|
|"In the evening, many men were dead or wounded...and the siege was brocken!"|
|Exécution de Olivier IV de Clisson par Liédet.|
Historical note: Olivier IV de Clisson, at the end of this battle freely inspired by reality, will be captured ... and executed. The siege was in reality not broken, but a truce was found thanks to Pope Clement VI. As for Clisson, he was executed and his body exposed in Paris ... except his head, exposed in Nantes!
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And I take this opportunity to tell you that I just opened a Youtube channel, I inaugurate it soon but if you want to access it already ...
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