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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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you, Stephen, who lie-;' and rufhing on him, cried to his people, 'Kill them, kill them : now ftrike home, for they are all traitors/ ' There was a very great buftle ; and the provoft -would gladly have efcaped, but John ftruck him fuch a blow with his axe on the head, that he felled him to the ground, although he was his comrade, and never left him until he had killed him. Six others, who were prefent, were alfo killed : the re-mainder were carried to prifon. They then put themfelves in motion, and awakened every one in the different ftreets of Paris. John Maillart and his party went to the gate of St. Honoré, where they found thofe of the pro-voft's faéiioo, whom they accufed of treafon, and whofe excufes were of no avail. Many of them were taken, and fent to different prifons : thofe who would not fuffer themfelves to be made prifoners, were flain without mercy. This fame night, all thofe who were inculpated - in the treafon, for which the provoft had been flain, ' were taken in their beds ; for thofe who had been lent to priibn had confëffed the faéi. On the morrow morning, John Maillart affem-fcled the greater part of the commonalty of Paris in the market-place ; where, having mounted a fcaf-fold, he explained, in general terms, his reafons for having killed the provoft of the merchants. All thofe who had been of the fafàion of the provoft were then condemned to die by the elders of the commonalty, and were accordingly executed with various tortures. . 1 Thefe


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