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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.4

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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.4
page 80



Yhc four brothers, during the time they were together in Paris, held many councils and cbnfuk tarions on the ftate of the kingdom, and in what manner they fhould beft a& during the enfuing fummer. It wa3 determined to raife two large armies, and make an incurfion to Aquitaine. The duke of Anjou was to command one of thefe ar-mie$, which fhould enter Guienne by la ReoJe and Bergerac : the duke of Berry the other to-wards Limoges and Quercy, when thefe two ar-mies were to unite and march to Angoulême, to-iefiege therein the prince of Wales. It was alfo propofed and determined in thefe cunfultations to recal that valiant knight fir Bertrand.du Guejclin, who had fo gallantly and loyally fought for the crown of France, and entreat him to accept the charge oPconftable of France. When king Charles, his brothers and his coun-cil, had completely arranged their future plans, and had enjoyed themfelves together for fome time, the duke of Anjou, early in May, took his leave of thçrrj, to return the firft to his govern-ment, for he had the longeft journey to make. He was efcorted by the barons and knights of France, being much beloved by them, and pur-r fued his journey until he c^me to Montpellier, where he tarried upwards of a month and then returned to Touloufe. He direftly çollefted as many men at arms as* he was abkj wherever he could hear of them, and foon had a large force from thofe who had kept the fiçld guarding the frontiers of the Englifh, ip Rouergue 68 . .


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