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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 380



much pains that the king çf France foouïd accède to the requeft of the Gafcon lords ; for he was well aware, that if the prince of Wales were fummonedto appear before the parliament, it would create a war. Many prelates, barons, earls and knights of France had united themfeives with the earl of St. Fol, and had told the king, that the king of Eng-land had not in any way maintained the peacç, nor paid any refpeft to what he had fworn and fealed, according to the tenor of the treaties which had been made at Bretigny near Chartres, and after-wards confirmed at Calais; for the English had carried on the war with France in an underhand manner, as much, if not more, fince the peace had 'been made than before. They remonftrated with the king on this fubjeâ:, adding, that if he would have the articles and treaty of peace read, which had been accepted by the king of England and his eldeft fon upon their faith and oath, he would find the truth of what they had told him. • Upon this, the king of France, to be better in* formed, and to preferve the rights of his crown, ordered all the papers relative to the laft peace, to be brought to the council-chamber, where they were read feveral times, that the different points $nd articles might be fully examined. They were -tery carefully infpe&ed, and among them they found one relating • to the territories giyen up, 'which the king and his council fixed on with greater -attention, becaufe it fpoke fully and . clearly on the fubjefit they were defirous to difcufs. The paper wa? in thefe terms ; * £dwardf


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