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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 87



imarched off, and, when in the plain, they difmifleA their peoples but thofe who had been fo long accuftomed to pillage, knowing well that their return home would not be advantageous for them, but that they might perhaps fufFer for the bad aftions they had committed, aflembled together, and chofe new leaders from the worft difpofed among them. They then rode on, one party following the other, and made their firft Hand in Burgundy and Champagne, where they formed large (Squadrons and companies, which were called the Late-comers, becaufe as yet they had but little pillaged that part of the kingdom' of France. They fuddenly came before and took the fort of loin-ville*, with great wealth in it, which the whôî* country round had brought thither, confiding in the ftrength of the place. When thefe troops found fuch riches as were valued at a hundred thoufand francs* they divided it amongft thet» as far as it would gO| ahd held the caftle for $ time* from whence they fcoured all the country of Champagne* the bifhopricks ef Verdun, Toul and Langres ; but, when they had plundered fufficiently,. they de* parted* and fold the caftle of Joinvile to the inha» fcttants of the coûatry for one thoufand francs. They then entered Burgundy, where they re* pofed and refrefhed themfelves until they were all colle&ed, and did many bad and villainous aSions ; for they had among fhem feme knights mid fifties • Joinville,—an . ancient town It Ghanfpetg&e, on the Marat, diocefe of Chalons. of 73


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