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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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mîftake from his inn. The knight and lawyer wçre aftoniihed on hearing this, and endeavoured to «xcufe themfeives, but in vain, for they could not obtain their liberty. They were conducted to the city of Ageri, and put in the prifon of the caftle. The Englifh fuffered fome of their attendants to re-turn to France, who, paffing through Touloufe, related to the duke of Anjou every thing as it had happened. The duke was not much difpleafed thereat ; for he thought it would be the beginning-of the war, and prepared to take his meafures accordingly^ News of the imprifonment of his commiffioners was foon carried to the king of France ; for their fervants, being returned to court, told all they had feen and heard from their mafters, in regard to the ftate, government and countenance of the prince of Wales; whkh, coming to the ears of the Mug, inflamed his anger : he was greatly vexed, and thought much upon it, as well as on the words of the prince, on receiving this appeal, namely, that he would attend the appeal in perfon, with his helmet on his head, accompanied by fixty thoufan4 men. This haughty and proud anfwer occupied the mind of the king of France : he therefore, mol prudently and wifely, began to make preparations for fupporting the weight of this enfuing war; for in truth it was likely to be very heavy as wel as hazardous, and to draw upon him the whole force of the king of England, againft whom his prede-^eflbrs had laboured fo imich in foriner times, as f^is been related in this hiftory. JBut he was . ftrongly r 3««


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