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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 291



I muft fay, that all thefe companies did not pay the demands which were made upon them j nor could they abftain from pillaging as heretofore ; they alfo caufed great difturbances in the country round Pampeluna, as well as on their march. The king of Navarre was much vexed at this ; but bet-ter himfelf he could not : he repented more than once that he had ever confented to the paffage of the prince and his army through his dominions, or that he had left unguarded the defiles ; for there was more lofs than profit by what he had done. This, however, was not the time to fhew what his thoughts were; for he was not then mafter of his own country. He daily received great complaints from his fubje&s on this head, which, though the circumftance griev-ed him much, he could not remedy. Neverthelefs, he entreated the men at arms of the prince, by means of fome of his principal barons, who had ferved longed: with them in Normandy and in other places in France, that they would refrain from robbing the country in the manner they were doing, which they promifed and engaged to do. King Henry was duly informed of the march of the prince of Wales through Navarre, for he had his meflengers and fpies conftantly upon the look-out. He was therefore increafmg his forces as much as poffible by earneft and kind entreaties to the knights of Caftiile (of which he had affumed the title of king), in order to have a fufficient army to refift the attack. He alfo impatiently expe&ed the arrival of fir Bertrand du Guefclin, with great rein-forcements frgm fiance. He had befides iflued T 3 fpecjaf aJ7


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