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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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flmafiwe* b the advice of iht king § council, re* turned to Avignon, that he might beprefent during t]ie conferences* v Towards the end of February, news was brought, that the truce which would expire in April, betweoa the kings of France and England, had been pro-longea by the pope to the nativity of St. John the Baptift, in order that he might find fome means of making a permanent peace ; and that the commif-fioners from each Img had confented to it. The pope fent ambaffadors to the kings, refpe&ing mm* ther mode of carrying on the treaty than what had hitherto been pra&ifed. ' This lame month, the king of France coined florins of fine geld, which were called Lamb Flo-rkit, becaufe m the reverfe was the figura of a lamb* They were valued at fifty-two the marc*j and when they were coined, the king gave forty* eight for a marc of pure geld, and forbid the eur* teocy of any other florins* • • This month, fir Gaucher de l'Orme came to Paris, to the king of France, as ambaflador from the king of Navarre : he returned the following March, carrying with him pafiports for the king of Navarre. This year, about Shrovetide, many of the Sqg^ifli advanced near to Nantes; , by means of ladders, about fifty-two of them get into and took the caMe : but fir Guy de Mochefûrt, who was the governor, and at that time in the -tow»t attack«i * Eight ounces of gold, Iw or bullion. them


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