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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 139



125 The duke of .Normandy was informed of all this « at Paris, where he refided, having the regency of the realm ; for the lord de Boucicaut had croffed the.fea, to convey the news of this illnefs to him. The king of Navarre alfo heard of the progre& of this diforder, which gave him no difpieafure, for lie hoped, if the king of France died, to carry on his war more to his fatisfaâion : he fent letters, therefore, to the captai de Buch *, who at that time was with his brother-in-law the earl of Foixf, to délire that he would come to him in Normandy, and that he w*ould exalt him in dignities above all other lords and knights. The captai, who was fond of arms and coufin to the king^of Navarre, complied with his requeft. He left the earl of Foix, taking his road through the principality of Aquitaine, where he fclicited feveral knights and fquires to go with him ; but he fuc-ceeded with only a few. Neither the Englifh, Gafcons nor Poitevins were willing to take up arms for the king of Navarre, againft the crown of Francej for they confidered the treaties and alii- * Captai de Buch',—fifth lenight of the Garter. M. An* "ttis, in his fécond volume, fays, 4 it was fir John de Greiliy, of royal lineage, and the moft renowned commander at that time, whofe unalterable loyalty to the crown of England was fuch, that he chofe to die a prifoner at Paris, IJOJ, rather than deviate from it.* * Buch is a fmall promontory, lying along the coaft from JJayonne to Medoc/ &c. See Anftis. t Earl of Foix. Gallon II, fucceeded his father, 1344. Pis iftqr Blaaca was married to John de Grcilljr. mem


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