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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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Thefe leaders, about the middle of Lent, refolved that they would advance with their forces towards Avignon, and pay a vifit to the pope and cardinals. They therefore traverfed the country of Burgundy and Mafcon, making for the rich and fertile country of Foretz, and for Lyon fituate on the Rhône. When the king of France was informed in what manner thefe free booting troops overran and pil-laged his kingdom, he was mightily enraged. It was Hated, by fpecial orders of the council, to his majefty, that unlefs thefe bands were repreffed, they would multiply fo much and do fuch mifchieff to judge from what they had already done, that the kingdom of France would fuffer equally as during the war with the Englifh. The council, therefore, advifed the king to fend a fufficient force to fight them. The king, in confequence, wrote efpecial letters to hi$ coufin the lord James de Bourbon *, (who was at that time in the town of Montpelier, and haci, """" " " " " " -T-™-- r -T I „.,.,. # Lord James de Bourbon. Count de la Marche received from king John, to whom he was always faithful, the county* of Ponthieu and the dignity of conftable. He was famous in three battles : firft in that of Crecy, where he was wounded ? next in that of Poitiers, when lie was taken prifoner ; and laftly in that of Brignano, where he conquered. But foon after, a company of difbanded foldiers ravaging Champagnt and the Lyonnois, lord James was fent againft them, when, being overpowered by numbers, he and his fon Peter were mortally wounded, and died three days afterwards at Lyon, 6th April 1582. —Anderfon's R»yai Genealogies* I fufpeft, however there is fome miftake, and that Brignano means Briguais» when he was mortally wounded. lately 75


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