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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
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realm of France, knew alfo that this fituation could not laft, for the rents both of the nobles and clergy were generally unpaid. At this period, a very wife and valiant man was chancellor of France, whofe name was fir William* de Montagu, bifhop of Therouenne : by his advice the kingdom was go-verned : every part of it profited from his good and loyal counfel. Attached to him were two clerks of great prudence ; one was the abbot of Clugny, the other friar Symon de Langres, principal of the pre-dicant monks, and do&or in divinity. Thefe two clerks juft named, at the requeft and command of the duke of Normandy and his brothers, the duke of Orleans their uncle, and of the whole of the great council, fet out from Paris with certain articles of peace. Sir Hugh de Geneve, lord of Autun, was alfo their companion. They went to the king of England, who was overrunning Beauce, near to Gallardonf. Thefe two prelates and the knight had a parley with the king of England, when they began to open Z treaty of peace with him pad his allies. To this treaty the duke of Lancafter, the prince of Wales, the earl of March J and many other barons were fumrnoned. However, this treaty was not con- * The prefident Henauk calls him Gille Ayçelin de Mon-tagu, cardinal and bifhop of Therouenne, vol. i. 4tof p. 263. f Gallardon, — a town in, Beauce, diocefe and election of Chartres. Thit is a miftake, for the earl of March was killed a month prior to thit treaty, tl|c zôik of February^ at Rouvray in Burgundy.—Ba*nb*. « eluded, 4o


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