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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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4t6 one hundred thoufand francs #. The king of France paid one part, the pope and Henry the baftard the other. . Soon after his liberty was obtained, they entered into a treaty with the chiefs of thofe companies, pro* mifing them great advantages if they would go into Caftille, They readily aflented to the propofal by means of a large fum of money, which was divided among them. • The abbé CJioify fays, it was 30,000 francs. In a note to the Mémoires du Guefclin, it is faid, that s it coft da Guefclin j00,000 francs for his ranfom. As he had no ready money, the lords de Matignon, de Montbourcher and de Laval were his fecurity to the general, Chandos. Charles V. paid of it 40,000 francs, the pope and Henry Traftamare, afterwards king of Caftille, made up the re-mmnder.—Mémoires Hsfiori^ues. In a mod curious hiftory, called Les Faiz de Meffire Ber-trand du Guefclin, which I confider as the editio princeps (from the ftile and nsanner of printing) in the Haford Li-brary, no mention whatever is made of a ranfom. 4 Les Faiz du Meffire Bertrand du Guefclin, in fol. figures, ancienne edition gothique. • Je n'ai vu ce livre nulle part ailleurs que dans le cata-logue du maréchal d'Etrées, num. 15052. On feroit porté à croire c'eft le même que le manuferit de Ménard, qu'il 4 publié comme inconnu jufqu' alors, ainfi qu'il dit dans fou avis au lefleur/ In the Mémoires de Bertrapd, by M. Guyard de Berviîle, 2 vols, t zmo. it is faid that Charles ¥. paid part of thç ico,coo francs of the ranfom, and that Bertrand found the reft himfelf. ÇxtracT from the Bibliothèque Hiflorique de - 1 de France, du pere le Lonç. , Tfaa


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