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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 207



the prefcnt one muft be rgzed to the gfoiind t that it fliould be declared, under the king's feal* thajt no other fliould be erefted : that the town of la Rochelle, and country dependant on it, fliould remain for ever âs the particular domain, and Under the jurifdiftion, of the kings of France, and that it fhotild never be fevered from it by marriage, peace, or by any other means, what-ever'fortune may befal the kingdpm of France t that the town fliould be allowed a mint, with I* berty to coin florins, and black and white money* with the fame alloy and form as thofe of Paris. The French lords would not agree to thefe ccrftts until the king had confidered them ; and they gave the Rochellers paflports to wait on him at Paris. Twelve burgefles went to the king, Vhô granted them every thing they had afked. He entertained them handfomely, and gave them feveral rich jewels. When they returned to la Rochelle, they difplayed their charters, which were fealed with the king's feal, and had been confirmed in the parlia-ment of the king and his peers. They immediately began to demolifh and rafee to the ground the large and ftrong caftle of la Rochelle.. They then fent to inform the lords who were at Poitiers, that if they would come thi-ther the gates would be open to them. The . conftable of France went with only two hundred men at arms. Tltey received him with great joy, and did to him their homage, and fealty as O a m


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