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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.2

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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.2
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becaufe the king of England. bad preferred to ex-change him for lord Stafford to fir Hervé de Léon, who was ftill a prifoner : fo that the favour the king of England had (hewn to the lord of Clifforr, in preference to fir Hervé, his enemies thought had been improperly ' gained, and grounded upon that the fufpicion for which he loft his bead at Paris, and which occafioned great grief, for no one could find a fufficient reafon for it* x Shortly afterwards, many other knight* were accufed of fimilar crimes. The lord of Maleftroit and his fon, the lord of Avaugour, fir Tibaut de Morillon, and other lords of Brittany, to the num-ber of ten knights and fquires, were beheaded at Paris. Four other knights of Jtformaudy, fir William Baron, fir Henry de Maleftroit, the lord of Roche-teflon, and fir Richard de Perfy, were put to death upon reports,' whether well founded' or not 1 am ignorant, which caufed afterwards great troubles in Brittany and Normandy. • * The lord Stafford was exchanged for Olivier de Cliflbo, and Godfrey de Harcourt. They entered into a treaty with Edward, and the earl of Salifbury was the perfon to whom it was intruftcd. On the earl's retain to England, on hearing from his countefs Edward's conduce to her daring his abfeoce, be reared from the court fecretly, and went to France, when he delivered op to Philip de Valois the engagements of Olivier de Cliflba and the other knights. Olivier was beheaded, and his body hung on the gibbet at Monfaucon. Godfrey de Harcourt, being banifhed the kingdom, retired to England.—EuL de Bretagne, vol. u p. 368.. 44


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