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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 436



provided his towns and cafties in Coutantin, in the country of Evreux, as well as his principal towns in Normandy, with all forts of (lores : he had filled Cherbourg, where he refided, with men at arms. At this time, fir Euftace d'Ambreticourt was with the king of Navarre : he was governor of a town called Carentan *, beyond the fords of St. Clement in Coutantin, which he held under the king of Na* varre, being part of his inheritance : fir Euftaca was alfo one of his privy counfellors : fo that the king of England fent to him (for he was his liege man and knight % to found the intentions of the king of Navarre. He found him well inclined, and treated fo fuccefsfully that the king of Navarre, with a fmall retinue, embarked on board a fhip called the Lynne, and vifited the kirjg of England, who was right glad to fee him/ He entertained him handfomely ; and they had many conferences together, in which they underftood each other fo well that, on the return of the king of Navarre, he was to declare war agtinft the king of France, and to admit Englifh garrifons into all his cafties. After thefe engagements and treaties had been concluded, the king of Navarre returned to Cher* bourg in Normandy. He was efcorted thither by fome of the knights of the houfehold of the king and queen of England, who were unfortunate as \hej came back ; for they met fome pirates of Nor-mandy that attacked their veffels, and, being the * Carentan,—a town of Normandy, three leagues from the fea-coaft, dtocefe of Çoûtanccs. ftrongeft^. 422


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