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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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m before faid, he employed people night and day the more ftrongly to fortify the city. He had alfo a large body of men at arms, Navarre foldiers and Engliih archers, and other companions with him. There were among the inhabitants fome very de-termined and able pen, fuch as John Maillart, his brother Symon, and many of their relations, by whom he was very much difliked on account of his hatred to the duke of Normandy ; but the provoft had attached to himfelf fuch a ftrong party, that no one dared to contradi6t him, unlefs he wi(hed to be murdered without mercy. ' The king of Navarre, who was acquainted with all this variance between the duke of Normandy and the Parifians, juftly imagined, that things could not, long continue in their prefent ftate ; nor had he any very great confidence in the commonalty of Paris : he therefore quitted Paris as handfomely as he could, and went to St. Denis, where there was a large body of men at arms in the pay of tbe Parifians. • In this portion, the king remained for fix weeks, and the duke at Charenton. ' The two armies pil-i laged and ruined the country on all fides, t- The archbifhop of Sens, the bifhop of Auxerre, the bifhôp of Beauvais, the lord of Montmorency, the lord ôf Fiennes ' and the lord de St. Venant undertook to mediate between them. They ma-naged fo wifely with both parties, that thé king of Navarre, of his own free will and accord, went to the duke, his brother-in-law, at Charentpn, and made excufes for having given him caufe of fufpicion. Firft, m


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