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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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tipon a country that never fufpe&cd they could come to them. Thus did they ruin and deftroy the fortreffes and caftles in the kingdom of France. They took pleafnre to fumroon knights, ladies, and damfels, before they vére out of bed, for their ranfoms. Sometimes they feized all they had, and then turned them out of doors. The lord Fondrigais of Navarre was chief go-vernor of Creil upon Oife. He gave paflports to thofe who wifhed to go from Paris to Noyon, or from Noyon to Corapiegne, or from Compiegne to Soiffons, or Laon, as well as to other parts in the neighbourhood. Thefe paffports were worth to him, during the time he remained at Creil, one hundred thoufand livres. Sir John de Piquigny, who, though of Picardy, was ftrongly attached to the caufe of Navarre, re-fided in the caftie of Herielle. His troops grievoufly opprefled the inhabitants of Montdidier, Arras, Pc-ronne, Amiens, and all that part of Picardy on the river Somme. In the caftie of Mauconfcil were three hundred* men, under the command of Rabigeois de Dury*, Charles Frangnelin, andHannequin François; they plundered the country all round Noyon, and all the large towns and raonafteries which were not fortified, if their inhabitants did not ranfom them-- * Barnes fays, that f in Mauconfcil were three hundred men at arms, under thefe captains, Rabigois of DerrJ, an Irifliinan,— Franklin and Hawkins, two fquires of England, fir Robert Knolles bis companions/—Page 544. feives 412


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