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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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• * m . His death was laid to the door of the lord df Manny, and the bifhop and his kindred vowed re-venge for it. • / Two Or three years after, fome good-hearted people endeavoured to reconcile them; and peace was agreed to,' on condition, and by way of pe-nance, that the lord of Manny made a pilgrimage to St. James of Compoftella. During the time of this journey, the earl Charles of Valois, brother to kiag Philip the Fair, was be* fieging la Reole, and had been there fome time; for it appertained, as well as many other cities and towns, to the king of England, the father of him who befieged Tournay ; fo that the lord of Manny on his return, went to vifit the earl Charles of Valois, as William earl of Hainault had married * the lord Charles's daughter, and lhewed him his letters ; for, in thefe parts, he was as king of France. It chanced, one night, as he was returning to his lodgings, he was watched and waylaid by the kin-dred of him on whofe account he had performed • this pilgrimage, and was murdered at a fmall dif-tance from the earl Charles's hôtel. No one knew pofitivcly who had done this deed ; but the relations of the Gafcon knight above men-tioned were very ftrongly fufpectcd : however, they were fo powerful, that it was palled over, and ex-cufèd ; for none took the part of the lord of Manny* The earl of Valois had him buried immediately in-a fmall chapel, which at that time was without the walls of la Rèole; and, when the earl of Valois had ê


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