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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 358



Êot now recoiled ; we will have them looked* into and examined, and all that {hall be in them to our and' to your advantage we will aid you to preferve. We will endeavour to make up your differences with our dear nephew the prince of Wales ; for perhaps it has been through evil advifers that he has wifhed to encroach upon your and your vaffals* franchifes/ With this anfwer, which the king made to them off hand, the Gafcons were mightily fatisfied, and remained at Paris, near the king's perfon, without wifliing to return home. The prince was not pleafed ât this conduâv He continued to perfevere, and to make his council perfevere in the affair of the hearth tax. Sir John Chandos, who was one of the principal of his council and à valorous knight, was of a contrary opinion, and waiited the prince to défit:- fo that, when he faw he could not fucceed, in order that hé might not be accufed not have any blatoe, he requefted ' leave of the prince to vifit his effete ôf St. Sauveur le Vicomte, of #hîch-he wai lord, for he had not been there thefe three years. The prince granted him leave ; and fir John Chandos fet out from Poitou for Coutantin, and remained in the town of St. Sauveur upwards of half a year. In the mean time, thë prince proceeded with this taxj which, if it had been properly managed, would have been worth twelve hundred thoufand franc^ one paying with the other one franc each fire. Wé will now return to king Henry, who had reffiamed îri the kingdom of Arragon, and relate how he conducted his affairs. •CMP. 344


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