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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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fttttchardon, fir Thomas Percy, his chancellor thé bifhop of Rodez, and feveral others of his principal barons ; of whom he afked, c Have thefe French* men that are gone away any paffpotts from me P They anfwered, that they had heard nothing about it. c No/ replied the prince, fhaking his head : c it h not right that they fhould fo eafily leave our Country, and go to relate their prattle to the duke of Anjou, who loves us little, and fay how they have fummoned us perfonally in our own palace. They are, upon due confideration, meffengers from my vaffals, the earl of Armagnac, the lord d'Albret, the earls of Perigord, Comminges and of Carmaing, rather than from the king of France ; fo that, for the vexation they have given us, we confent they ftould be detained and thrown into prifon.' The council of the prince were well pleafed on hearing, this* as it was before their advice, and faid it had been but too long delayed. The high fteward of Agénois was charged with this commiffion : his name was fir William le Moine, a very gallant and noble knight of England : who immediately mounted his horfe with his at-tendants, and left Bourdeaux. He made fuch hafte, in purfuing thefe Frenchmen, that he overtook them before they had paffed the diftrift of Agénois. Upon corning up with them, he arretted them under title of his office, and found another pretence for fo doing without compromifing the prince, whofe name he never mentioned, but faid» their hoft of the preceding evening had complained to him that they had takeb one of Ms horfes in miftake


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