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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 349



AFTER THE RlTUkN O* *THE PRINCE TO ACQUI-TAÏNE, HENRY KING OF CASTILLE LEAVES ' BAONIERS IN SIOO&RE, AND RETIRES TO THE KINO&OM OF ARRAGOK.—SIR BERTRANb DU GUESCLItf OBTAINS HIS RANSOM.—THE FREE COMPANIES OF THE PRINCE ENTER-THE KINO--DOM OF PRANCE.—SOME OF THE CREAT BARONS OF ACQUITAINE COMPLAIN TO KING CHARLES OF FRANCE OF A CERTAIN TAX, CALLED FOUAGE*, WHICH THE PRINCE WAS ABOUT TO JUAY ON THEIR LANDS* foon as king Henry who had remained in the garrifon of Baghiers for a confiderable time, heard of the prince's return from Spain into the^ principality, he fet out, accompanied by ait his men. ar * Fou age,—* a yearly tax levied in old time, by fupreme lords, upon every chimney or houfe fire kept within their dominions, In Charles V*s time, it was four livres toufnois. Since that time, in moil p'.aces the tailles have been intro-* duced in lieu thereof. * The tailles were originally only allowed in four cafes 5 nouvelle chivalerie, marriage des fillefs, voyage d'outre mera tt captivité. * Charles Vif. made them ordinary. All gentlemen, of fuch of a gentlemanly profefïiôn, a rc^ exempted from, them/ — CoTG rave's Did 10nary—Fouage-^-Taille. ( The tattle was levied ou goods, moveable and immove-able * It amounted to the tenth part of the revenues. A faife declaration occafioned the cor.nTcation-of the overplus. (Beaumanoir, chap, L.) When the kir.gs impofed thetaille on CHAP. CCXLII. 335


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