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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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CHAP. CLXVII. THE THREE ESTATES OF FRANCE ASSEMBLE AT PARIS, AFTER THE BATTLE OF POITIERS. jQURING the time of this defeat at Poitiers, the duke of Lancafter was iu the county of Evreux, on the borders of Contenting and with him were fir Philip de Navarre and * the lord Godfrey de Harcourt.J They had made war on Normandy from that quarter, and had continued to do fo all that fummer, on account of the king of Navarre, whom the king of France detained in prifon. Thefe three lords had done all iu their power to join the prince of Wales ; but it was not poffible, " for all the paffages of the river Loire were too well guarded. When they were informed that the prince had made the king of France prifoner, and of the manner in which the battle of Poitiers had been won, they, were much pleafed, and put an end to their excursions ; for the duke of Lancafter and fir Philip de Navarre wilhed to go to England, which they did. They fent fir Godfrey de Harcourt to guard the frontiers, at St. Sauveur le Vicomte. If the kingdom of England and its allies were much delighted with the capture of the king of , France, that realm f was fore troubled and vexed/ It had very good caufe to be fo ; for there were great diftreffes and defolations in every quarter, and men of underflanding forefaw that greater mifchiefs might arife: fince the king of France and all the flower of chivalry of that kingdom were either flain A a 3 or 357


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