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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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9 ' m rich country of Normandy. There were with him fir Robert Knotles, fir James Pipe, the lord Fricquet do Fricquant, le Bafcle de Marneil, fir John Jewel, who afterwards, as you will hear in this hiftory, did much mifchief to France. CHAP. CLXX1V. THE ARCHPRIE8T ASSEMBLES A COMPANY OF MEN AT ARMS. HE IS MUCH HONOURED AT AVIGNON. ^BOUT this period, a knight, named fir Arnold de Cervole, but more commonly called the Archprieft, collected a large body~of men at arnjs, who came from all parts, feeingthat their pay would not be continued in France, and thàt^fince the cap-ture of the king, there was not any probability'of their gaining more in that country. They marched fir ft into Provence, - where they took many ftrong towns and cafties, and ruined the country by their robberies as far as Avignon. • Pope Innocent VL, who refided in Avignon, was much alarmed, as not knowing what might be tbt intentions of the arebprieft, the leader of thefe forces ; and, for fear of perfonal infult, he and the cardinals kept their households armed day and night. When the archprieft and his troops had pillaged all the country, the pope and clergy entered into treaty with him. Having received proper fecurity, he and the greater part of his people entered Avig*


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