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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 407



About this time, fir Guifcard d'Angle, marfhaî of Acquitaine, had been fent by the prince of Wales to pope Urban V. at Rome, on affairs relating to, Acquitaine. He had found the pope very polite in complying with the requefts he had to make to him. On his return, he firft heard the news of war being made on the prince, and that the French had en-tered the principality. He was very much furprifed at this, and dubious how he fhould be able to con-tinue his journey. He went, however, to the gal-lant earl of Savoy, whom he found at the town of Pignerol, ii Piedmont, engaged in war with the marquis de Saluces. The earl of Savoy received fir Guifcard and his company with great pleafure : he entertained them for two days with much magnificence, and prefent* cd them with handfome gifts, particularly fir Guif-card, who had the larger fhare ; for the gallant earl refpeâed him greatly, pn account of his hardy knighthood. When fir Guifcard and his companions had left the earl of Savoy, the nearer they approached the bpundaries of France and Burgundy the worfe news they heard, anci more difagreeable to their feelings. Sir Guifcard, having well confidered all the information he could gain, faw that it would be jmpofiibie for him to return to Guyenne in the ftate he travelled. He therefore delayed as much as he could, and gave the command of his whole array and attendants to a knight called fir John Shore, who had married his daughter. Sir John came from Brittany, and fpoke very good French : he took 393 •


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