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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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. He there affembled fome of tfie free çompanjei» fuch as Bretons and others, who had not followed th§ prince into Spain : they amounted, at this com-mencement, to three hundred. News was immediately difpatched to the princeft of Wales, who had remained at Bourdeaux, that Mug Henry wis feeking for affiftamœ, and making preparations on all fides, to wage war upon the principality and the duchy of Guienne. She was pinch aftonifhed on hearing it ; but, fince he was upon the ^territories belonging to the crown of France, fhe fent fpecial ambafladors to the king of France, to entreat that he would not fuflfer the baftard of Spain to make war upon her,. nor tqt have any fupport from France to cpty fuch defigna into effeft, for too ferious evils would arife from it. The king of France immediately aflepted to the XeqHeft of the princefs : he fent meffengçrs in hafte |o the baftard Henry (who ftill remained in the çaftle of Roquemaure, near to Montauban, and who had already begun to make war upon Acqui-taine and the territories of the prince), commanding This caftle of Pierre Pertufe I believe to be the caftle which Froiflart calls Roquemaure. it was demolifhed by-Louis XIV. after the peace of Ntmegucn, who built the çaftle of Bellegarde on its ruins. It is a very ftrong fituation* commanding the Col de Pertus. Rouffillou at that time was attached to the crown of Arragon. There is* a town called Roquemaure in Upper Languedoc, neap to and fn the diocefe of Montauban, fo that Froiflart may be right, notwithftanding what the hiftorian of Langue « doc fays, which I have juft quoted. Y 4 h\m%


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