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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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the ÊroVoft's treafons, the lord Philip 4e Navarfe, mhfi àt that time was at St. Denis with him, advifed Mm, as he could not fee any means of getting clear . . , • • of thing could he heard : they kept crying out, * Kill them, kill them ! kill the provoft of the merchants and his allies, for they arc ail traitors/ There was a great tumult ; and the provoft, who was Handing on the ft.ps of the fort of St. Anthony, would m filially have efcaped; but he was fo befet that he could not* Sir John de Charny ft ruck him to the ground by a blow of his battle axe on the head. He was then attacked by raafter Peter Fouace and others, who never quitted foini until he was dead, as well as fix of his"party : among whom were Philip Gutftart/ John de Lille, John Poire!, Simon le Paonnier and Giles Marcel. Many more were taken, and fent to prifon. They then made fearch in all the ftreets of Paris, put the town in a ftate of fecurity, and kept a ftrong guard all that night. • * You muft know, that as foon as the provoft of the merchants and the others had been thin or made prifoners,. which happened onTuefday, the laft day of July 1358, in the afternoon, meffengers were fent in bafte to-carry this news to the duke of Normandy, at that time at Meaux, which gave him* and not without reafon; great pleafu re. • . • xHe made preparations for his journey to Paris; but, before his arrival, Jofteran de Mafcon, who was treafurer to tbe king of Navarre, and Charles Touftac, meriff of Paris, who had been made prifoogrs, were executed in the. fquaré'of the Grew,, by having their heads cut off, becanfe they had been traitors, and ttere ef (lie provofts party. 4 The body of the provoft and of thofe that had been ftam pith him, were dragged into • the caurt of the church of St. Catherine du Val des Eççiier», and, naked as they were, extended before the crofs in that court, aod left there a couiiderable time fortke view of all thofe that cbofe it : they-were afterward thrown iuto tJie rjver Seine. *. . . • «The " 408


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