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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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lord of Cobôurne, whom he imprifoned is his own caftie, and.put all his household to death. * He kept him in prifon until he ranfomed himfelf for twenty-four thoufand crowns paid down. The robber kept poffeffion of the caftie and its dependencies* which he furniftied with 'provifion», and thence made war npoa all the country rounds about. The king of France, (hortly afterwards, was délirons of having him near his perfon: he purchafed the caftie of him for twenty thoufand crowns, appointed him his tither at arms, • and heaped on him many other honors. The name of this robber was Bacon, and he wis always mounted on handfome horfes of a deep roan colour, or on large palfreys, apparelled like an earl, and very richly armed; and this ftate he maintained as long as he lived. ' CHAP. CXLVfL À , PAGE, OF THE NAME OF CROQUART, TURKS ROBBER. rjpHERE were fimilar diforders in Brittany ; and robbers carried on the like methods of feizing and pillaging different towns and caftles, and then felling them back again to the country at a dear rate: by which means many of their leaders became very rich. Among others, there was one of • the name of Croquart, who was originally but a poor bey, and had been page to the lord d'Ercle in Holland. When this Croquart arrived at manhood, he had his difchargc, and went to the wars in Brittany, •where • . 236


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