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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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aflift them againft the duke of. Normandy, and very loyally and well had they ferved them during the time the war lafted. When the treaty was concluded between the duke and the Parifians, fome of thefe foldiers left Paris, others remained. Thofe that quitted it went to the king of Navarre, who retained them all, but there were left behind in Paris about three hundred, who enjoyed themfelves, and fpent their money cheerfully. There happened, however, a quarrel between them and ' the inhabitants, when upwards of fixty Engliih were flain. The provoft was ex-ceedingly aagry at this, and blamed the Parifians higfily ; but, to appeafe the commonalty, he feizod one hundred and fifty of the Engliih, whom he confined over three gates, and told the Parifians, who were fo much incenfed that they wanted to murder them, that he would have ^them puniihed, according to their deferts, which fatisfied them. When night came, the provoft Cet them at liberty to go where they pleafed : they went to St. Denis to the king of Navarre, who accepted their fer-vices. In the morning, when the Parifians found that the Engliih were let out of prifon, they were much enraged againft the provoft ; but he, who was a prudent and wife man, knew well how to diffemble what part he had in it, and to turn it off, fo that it was foon forgotten. When thefe foldiers, Englifh and Navarrois, were all collefted together at St. Denis, they were up-wards of three hundred. They refolved to be re-venged m


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