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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
page 400



CHAP. CLXXV1L JJY WHAT MEANS THE KING OF NAVARRE ESCAPES, OUT OF PRISON. gHORTLY after this happened, the lord John . de Piquigny and fome other knights, through the advice of the provoft of merchants and the principal perfons of fome of the other coufiderable towns, went to the firopg caftle of Alleres * in Pailleul, fituated in Picardy, where the king of Navarre was imprifoned, under the guard of fir Triftan du Bois. Thefe gentlemen brought fuch certain and aifured tokens to the governor that he allowed, them to watch the opportunity when fir Triftan fhould be abfent, fo that by their means the king of Navarre was delivered out of his prifon, and carried by them, with great joy, to Amiens, where he was gladly mà honourably received. He difmounted at the houfe of a canon,, who was much attached ' to him, whofe name was the lord Guy Kyrec The king was condu&ed thither by lord John do Piquigny, and he remained with the canon fifteen days, until he had completed his equipage, and was a (Tu red of the duke of Nor^ mandy's difpofitions ; for the provoft of merchants, who much loved him, obtained by intreaties his * Q. if not AHery, which is a town in Pkardy, near.to Amiens,. It was faid before, that the caftle of Crevecceur was his prifon* *—Barnes fays it was Arleux, a town in the diocefe of Can)bray and Douay. VOL II. " C ç pardon 385


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