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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 354



4oken to, and entreated that they tfould change their quarters, and feek elfewhere for a maintenance, for he could not longer fupport them. The captains of thefe companies (who were all Englilh or Gafcons, namely, fir Robert Briquet, John Trefnelle, fir Robert Cheney, fir Gaillard Viguier, le bourg de Breteuil, le bourg Camus, le bourg de FEfparre, Nandou de Bagerant, Bernard de la Salle,, Ortigo, la Nuit, and feveral others) Were not willing to anger the prince ; they there-fore quitted the principality as foon as poffible, and entered France, which they called their home, by crofiing the river Loire. They halted in Cham-pagne, in the archbilhoprick of Rheims, in the bifhopricks of Noyons and SoifTons, and their num-bers were daily increafing. They were fo much Warned for their former deeds by the French, which greatly irritated them, that they would willingly, as it appeared, have fought with all France, if they had been liftened to : and to put this to the hazard, they made incurfions through the kingdom of France, where they did fo much damage, and fuch wicked a£ks, as caufed great tribulation. Complaints were frequently made of them to,the king of France, and to his council ; but they. could not remedy it, for they were afraid of rifting, a battle, and fome of thofe who had been made prifoners'from the French garrifons laid that the prince of Wales encouraged them underhand. ' * Many in France were aftonifhed at this condudt of the prince. At laft, the king of France fent for the lord de Cliflbn, and appointed him captain againft* thefe diforderly companies, be- caufe


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