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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 378



In order to carry thefe intentions of the prince hu effeft, feveral parliaments were held at Niort, Àngoulême, Poitiers* Bourdeaux and Bergerac r lut the Gafcons declared they would never pay this fax, nor fuffer it to be laid upon their lands, and alerted, that they had an appeal to the courts of the king of France. This claim of appeal much angered the prince, who anfwered, that they had no fuch appeal ; for that the king of France had fur-rendered ail right to appeals and jnrifdi&ions, when he had given thefe territories to his ford and father, as was fully apparent by the treaties of peace ; for that the negotiators of this peace had not referved the flighteit article whereby an appeal to the king of France could be made. To this the Gafcons replied, that it was not lawful for the king of France, nor in his power, nor had mm been in his power, to free them from appealing to Mm, without the will of the prelates, barons, cities and principal towns of Gafcony, who would never have confented to it, nor ever will confent to it, if it were to be propofed, becaufe it would he the caufe of a perpetual warfare with France., Thus were the prince and the barons of Gafcony quarelling with each other ; for either party fup-jxarted his own opinion, and maintained that it was the right. The earl of Armagnac, the earl of Comminges, the lord d'Albret, the earl of Perigord and feveral other barons from Gafcony, remained quiet at Paris, near the perfon of the king, and at his leifure moments informed his majefty, that the prince, through pride and prefumption, was de» firo&s 3%


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