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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
page 440



lb fuch manner was the whole kingdom of France kept in a ftate of warfare, under the name of the king of Navarre. Many ftrong caftles were taken, in Brie, Champagne and Valois, in the bifhop ricks of Noyon, Soiflbns, Senlis and Laon, of which di-vers knights and fquires from foreign parts were made governors. In that part of the country, near Pont fur Seine*, towards Provinsf, TroyesJ, Auxerre§, and Ton* nerrej), they were fo overrun with foldiers that po one dared to venture out of the ftrong cities and well-fortified towns. Sir Peter Audley refided in thé caftie of Beaufort, between Chalons and ïroyes, which was part of the duke of Lancafter's inheritance. Sir Euftace d'Ambreticourt, a Hainafilter, reftded fometimes on Pont fur Seine, fometimes at the caftie of Nogent, with about five hundred • combatants,N who pillaged all the country round about. • In another part of Champagne, lived a fquire from Germany called Albret. Thefe three cap-tains kept pofleffion of all Champagne and the country on the Marne, with upwards of fixty * A town in Champagne, diocefe of Sens, twenty-eight leagues from Paris. v t An ancient city of Brie, diocefe of Sens, twenty-two leagues from Paris. IA large city of Champagne, thirty-eight leagues and a half from Paris. § An ancient city of Burgundy, capital of the Auxerrois, forty-one leagues apd a half from Paris. 1A town in Champagne, diocefe of Langres, forty-eight leagues «nd a half from Paris. , . - ' caftles 425


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