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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* mitted m the Englifh foldiers : he connived, there-fore, at the chaftifement they had received. ' On the other hand, the duke of Normandy was much enraged, that the provoft of the merchants (hould (till keep the government of Paris. The provoft and his fafition were not quite at their x«afe ; for the Parifians, as they were well informed, defpifed them exceedingly. , . * CHAP* CLXXXV, THE DEATH OF THE PROVOST OF f Hp MERCHANTS OF PARIS. . '• ' ' ^HE provoft and thofe of his party held many fecret councils among themfelves, to confider in what nuumer they could heft keep their authority. They knew they lhould not find mercy from the duke of Normandy, wbofe general anfwer to the Parifians was, that he would never make peace with them, until twelve perfons from Paris (hould be given up to him, according to his choice, for him to deal with as he pleafed. This declaration had very much alarmed the' provoft and his friends ; they thoughf it preferable to remain alive iiwgood profperity than to be de-ftroyed* and that it was much better to flay than to be flap. . They entered, therefore, into a fecret treaty with the Englifh, to continue on the war againft Paris. It was agreed upon between them, that the provoft and his friends (hould be pofted ever ' 402


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