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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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Word, replied, 4 My lord, through God's will, Î will never pay a lefs funu* The prince, when he hoard this* began to repent of what he had done* It is laid, thit fome of his council went farther, ana told him ; * My ford, you have afted very wrong* in thus granting him fo eafily his ranfoin.' They wanted to break through the agreement j but the prince, who was a good and loyal knight, replied; € Since we have granted it, we will keep to it, and not aft any way contrary ; for it would be a fhame, and we fhould be blamed by every one for not agreeing to Ms ranfom, when he has offered to pay fo largely for it as one hundred thoufand francs. * From the time of this converfation, fir Bertrand was taking great pains to feek the money, and wa& fo a£tive, that by the affiftance of the king of France and the duke of Anjou, who loved him well, he paid in lefs than a month the hundred thoufand francs, and went to the aid of the duke of Anjou, with two thoufand combatants, in Provence, where the duke was laying fiege to Tarafcon, which held out for the queen of Naples. At this period *, a treaty of marriage was entered into between the lord Lionel, duke of Clarence and earl of Ulfter, with the daughter of the lord Galeas fovereign of Milan. This young lady was niece to the earl of Savoy, being daughter of the lady Blanche his filter. The treaty was fo well conduced on both » See Rymer, 1366, 1367, 1368, where the treaty is at length, and the names of thofe who accompanied the duke of Clarence to Milan. fide$ 33«


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