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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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feace, the king of Navarre made his reverence be-fore the many nobles who were there affembled. He excufed himfelf* very honourably for having quitted the realm, and added, that he had he?rd ibme had found fault with his coedu6t towards the king: he therefore requefted the king would name thofe who had done fo : for he fwore that, lince the death of the conftable, he had done nothing againft the king of France but what a loyal fubjeét fhould and ought to do. Nevertbelefs, he befought the king of France, that he would pardon all that was paffed, and admit him to his favour. He pro-mifed that in future he would be as good and loyal as a fon ought to be to a father, or a vaflal to his lord. The king informed him, through the duke of Athens, that he forgave every thing heartily. CHAP. cum. THE TAX OF THE GABELLE* IMPOSED THROUGHOUT FRANCE, BY THE THREE ESTATES, ON ACCOUNT OF THE WAR. ^HE prince of Wales went into Gafcony fome time in the month of Oéiober 1355, and ad-vanced as far as Touloufe, where he croffed the Garonne, * The Gabelle is a tax upon fait. All perfons in France before the Revolution in 1789, when it was aboKihed, were obliged fo pay a certain fum for fait, whether they uièd any or not. This nectfiary article was monopolized by eon-traâo», who enriched themfelves at the public expence. It


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