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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 156



The4 moment the king ©^Majorca gained his liberty he fet out for Naples, but remained there only fufficient time to colled large fums of money and a body of troops, with which he again fet off to make war on the king of Arragon his adver-fary, whom he could never love, as he had (lain his father and detained his inheritance. The king continued his journey until he came to Avignon, to vifit pope Gregory XL wheçe he jftaid up-wards of a month. He made fuch able remon-ftrances with die holy father that he liftened to his entreaties, and confented to the war which he was defirous of making on the king of Arragon, as the caufe which urged him to it was the recovery of his heritage. The king of Majorca engaged men at arms at a very high price wherever he could meet with them; Englifh, Gafcons, Germans, Bretons, and fome of the free companions, under the command' of fir Gracien du ChâteJ, John de Maleflroit, Sylveftre Budes, and James Bray. They might amount to about twelve hundred fighting men, who marched with him, and entered Navarre, and there remained with the confent of that king. From thence they advanced into Arragon, where the knights and men at arms made war on the king, over-ran his country, taking and deftroying final! forts and ranfoming its inhabitants. , The king of Arragon, expe&ing this war, fent fome men at arms towards the frontiers of his kingdom, under the command of the count de Roquebertin and the count de Rodais. Whilft 144


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