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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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fides that it was agreed upon. The duke of Cla-fence came from England, attended by a gréaf Aumber of Englifh knights and fquires to France, where he was received by the king, the duke of Burgundy, the duke of Bourbon, the lord de Coney, and magnificently feafted at Paris. He paflfed through France, and entered Savoy, where the gallant earl received him moft honorably* at Chamberry : he was handfomely entertained there, during three days, by the ladies, both young and old. On the fourth day, he deputed. The earl of Savoy conduced him to Milan, where he éfpoufed his niece, the daughter .of the lord Galeas, on the Monday after Trinity, in the year 1368. We will now return to the affairs of France. ' You have before heard of the expedition which the prince of Wales made into Spain ; how he had left it, difcontented with the conduct of don Pedro, and was returned to Acquitairte. When he arrived at Bourdeaux, he was followed by all the men at arms j for they were unwilling to remain in Spain longer, becaufe they could not ob-tain their pay from don Pedro, according to the en-gagements he had entered into with them. At the time of their return, thé prince had not been able to colled money fufficieitt for them M fpeedily as he could have wifhed ; for it was wonderful to imagine how much this expedition had impoverished and drained him : for which reafon, thofe men kept their quarters in Acquitaine, and could not be pre-vented from doing mifchief, as they were upwards of fix thoufand fighting men. The prince had them Z 2 fpoken 339


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