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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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haraffed thefe 'lords of Poitou in Thouafs ; ^ho, having mutually confidcred their fituation, pro-pofed a treaty, the terms of which were, that there fhould be a truce for them and all that be-longed to them until Michaelmas enfuing 1372; during which time, they fhould let the king of England, their lord, know the ftatc of the town and country : and if, within that period, they were not fuccoured by the king of England or fome of his children, they were, for themfclves and their territories, to fwear obedience to the king of France When the treaty was agreed to, fome of die knights returned to Paris. The captai de Buch was condu&edj thither, and imprifoned, under a good guard, in one of the towers of the Temple. ' The king was fo much pleafed with this prize that he gave to the fcjuire that had taken him twelve hundred francs. The meffengers from the lords of Poitou arrived in England, to acquaint die king, the prince of Wales (who at that time had pretty well reco-vered his health) and the council with the fituation of Poitou and Saintonge. The king, learning that he was thus lofieg all the territories which had coft him ib much to conquer, remained penfive and filent : at laft he aid, that in a very fhort time he would go to that country with fuch a powerful force as would enable him to wait for the army of the king of f RANEE, and never return to England before the O 4 lad 199


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