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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.3

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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.3
page 47



wa* Pierrepont*. At this time, there were in it a great many people of the country, who had carried thither their goods, trufting to the ftrength of the place. When fir Euftace's companions arrived, the guard was aleep : they marched, therefore, through the deep marfhes with much lofs, for their avarice urged them on, and they came to the walla of the town, which they entered without refiftance, and robbed at their pleafure. They found in it more riches than in any other place ; and, when it was day, they burnt the town, and returned to Cheny well laden with booty. CHAP. CC1X. THE KING OF ENGLAND LAYS THE KINGDOM OF FRANCE UNDER GREAT TRIBULATION.—A CORDELIER FRIAR PROPHECIES.—THE ENG-LISH PLACE AN AMBUSCADE FOR THOSE WHO SHOULD COME OUT OF PARIS. ^BOUT this period, a francifcan friar, full of knowledge and underftanding, was at Avig-non : his name was John de Rochetaillade : and pope Innocent VI. kept him a prifoner in the caftle of Baignoux, not only on account of the great prophe-fies he made of the times to come, chiefly and prin-cipally relating to the heads and prelates of the holy church, by reafon of their pride and the expenfive life they led, hut alfo concerning the kingdom of * Pierre pont,—village of Picardy, diocefe of Laon. Yoju IIL D " France, 33


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