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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
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magedand pillaged the inhabitants. " On thé othèf fide, Carnet le Breton held Chatclheraut, with fcven hundred Brerons, • who much ruined the country. The garrifons from la Roche-pofay and St. Salvia were out almoft every day§ fo that the barons and knights of Poitou attached to the Englifh dared not venture abroad but in large parties, for fear of the French who had thus forced themfelves. into their country. Soon after the return from Moht-paon, and when the lords of Poitou had retired to their own coun-try, which Was one of the frontiers to France, many fecrct negotiations were fet on foot by the lord Louis de St. Julien, the vifeount de la Roche-chouart» and fevcral others in the French intereft, who, with large fums received * from the king of France, laboured day and night, to gain over the lords of Poitou to his party. Thefe negotiations were fo fuocefsful that the lord de Pons turned to the French, in fpite of the entreaties of the lady his wife, and of all the inhabitants of the town of Pons in Poitou. Notwithstanding7, however, the lord de Pons changed his fide, the lady remained attached to the Englifh. All the barons and knights in Poitou in the Englifh intereft were vio* lently enraged, for the lord de Pons was a power-* fui baron. * The duke of Lancafter was much grieved at this, and, wifhing every curie to attend the lord, felt himfelf obliged to the lady and to thofe of the town who had not deferted him. Sir Aimemon dc lours, a good and valiant knight, was ordered to allft.the lady with his advice and courage -, for the lord 130 -


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