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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 57



During the time that the French commiffioners were paffing backwards and forwards from the king to his council, and unable to obtain any fa-vourable anfwer to their offers, there happened fuch a ftorm and violent tempeft of thunder and hail, which fell on the Englifh army, that it feemed as if the world was come to an end. The hail* (tones were fo large as to kill men and beafls, and the boldeft were frightened. The king turned himfelf towards the church of Our Lady at Chartres, and religioufly vowed to the virgin, as he has fince confeffed, that he would accept of terms of peace. He was at this time lodged in a finall village, near Chartres, called Bretigny; and there were then committed to writing, certain rules and ordinances for peace, upon which the following articles were drawn out. To follow up this, and more completely to treat of it, the counfellors and lawyers of the king of Eng-land drew up a paper called the Charter of Peace, with great deliberation and much prudence, the {enor of which follows. CHAP. CCX. THE fORM AND TENOR OF THE PAPER DRAWN UP AS ARTICLES OF THE PEACE, WHICH WAS CONCLUDED BEFORE CHARTRES, BETWEEN THE KINGS OF FRANCE AND ENGLAND. •powARD, by the grace of GOD, king of England, lord of Ireland and of Aquitaine, to all to whom thefe prefents fhall come, greeting. As, in confe- 43


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