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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 428



4i'4 ed up this quarrelof the king of France fo earneftfyy and fo well, that the city of Cahors turned to the French fide ; and the inhabitants fwore that from this time forth they would be loyal and faithful fub-jects to the king of France. After this, the arch-bifhop continued his journey through the country, preaching every where, with fuch good fuccefs, the rights of the king of France, that all the people of thofe parts embraced his opinions ; and upwards of fixty towns, cafties and fortreffes were turned to the king of France, with the affiftance of the army of the duke of Berry ; that is to fay, of fir John d*Ar- -magnac and the others who were overrunning the country. He caufed alfo Sigac, Gaignac, Capedo-nac, and feveral other principal towns and ftrong cafties to change fides j for he remonftrated and preached, that the king of France had a good and clear right in this quarrel, with fuch effeft, that alt who heard him were convinced : befides, nafcuratty ia their hearts they were more French thaa Engtifh* which greatly helped this bufinefs. In like manner, as the archbifhop went preach-ing and remonftrating on the juftice of the quarrel of the king of France along the confines of Langue* doc, there were im Picardy many prelates aad law-yers who were as aâive in doing the fame duty, by preaching and converting, Ae people of the cMes, large towns and. villages* Sir William dèsrBw* mans,, ia particular, diftifiguifhed himfelf by ptteach* ing this quarrel of the Wag pf France §nm çky m city, and from town to town, fo witty aitd aMf that all people UûeneA m Mm willingly j and it wm wonder-


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