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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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however, the carl of Savoy made peace between them. Let us now return to what was going for-wards m the duchy of Acqui^ine. "CHAP. CCXLIV. JUNG CHARLES V. IS ADVISED TO DECLARE HIM-SELF LORD PARAMOUNT OF GUIENNE AND AC-QUIT AINE, ON ACCOUNT OF THE HEARTH TAX WHICH THE PRINCE OF WALES WAS ABOUT TO RAISE. THIS CAUSES A RENEWAL OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE FRENCH AN» ENGLISH. ^^TE have before related how the prince had beea advifed to raife a hearth tax in his dc* minions : by which many thought themfèlves over-Tmrdened, efpecially the Gafcons ; for thofe of the low countries of Poitou, Saintonge and la Rochelle had acceded to it with tolerable good humour, as living nearer the refidence of their prince, and as being more obedient and more tradably difpofed to the ordinances of their lords, more to be de-pended on, and firmer in their allegiance than thofe irom the more diftant parts of the country. his change of air, he addi&ed himfelf overmuch to untimely banquetrings, fpent and confumed with a lingering ficknefs, dyed at Alba.' This account from Stow, pp. 267, 26S, edition 1631, feems very naturally to account for the death of the duke of Clarence, without fuppofing it caufed by treachery. For a more particular account of this entertainment, fee Corio's Htftory ef Milan, printed at Milan 1503. Ill 3^3


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