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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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Before the king of Prance left Amiens, after the: battle of Crecy, to go for Paris, he was fo much ' enraged againft fir Godémar du Fay, for not having ' done his duty in defending the ford of Blanche-taqpe, by which means the1 Englilh had entered Ponthieu, that he had determined to hang* him ; to winch many of his council alfo were inclined, forv they were defirous that fir. Godémar Ihould make _ fome amends, by his death, for the defeat the king hail fuffered at Crecy, and called him traitor ; but' fir John of Hainault excufed him, and averted the king's angçr, by faying that it would have been difficult for him to have refilled the Englilh armjr, when all the flower of the French nobility united, could do nothing. Soon after this, the duke of Normandy arrived in France, where he was joyfully received by his parents, the king and queen. CHAP, cxxxm. • SIR WALTER MANNY, BY MEANS OF A PASSPORT, RIDES THROUGH FRANCE, FROM AIGUILLON TO CALAIS. ' ^JBOUT this time, fir Walter Manny had a con-, verfation with a great knight from Normandy, whom he detained as his prifoner, and alked him, What fum he was willing to pay for his ranfom ? The knight replied, € Three thoufand crowns.1 Upon this, fir Walter faid : c I know you are re-lated to the duke of Normandy, much beloved by VOL. II. m % ' N . • ' Mm* 177


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