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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 227



fhe, c I am fummoncd by the conftable to put myfelf and my lands under the obedience of the king of France. You know well, my lord, that my hufband is now lying a prifoner in Spain : his lands, therefore, are under my dircélion. I am but a weak woman, and cannot difpbfe of my hpfband's property as I pleafe ; for, if by acci-dent I (hould do any thing contrary to what he would have wifhed, he will be angered and blame me for it. However, to fatisfy you, and to keep my lands in peace, I offer you a compofition for me and mine, on thefe terms : that no war fhall be made on us, nor will we engage in any offenfive or defcrrfive war. , When my lord fhall have gained his liberty and be returned to England, whither I fuppofe he will retire, I will inform him of the terms of this compofition, and whatever anfwer he fh^ll fend to me, the fame I will forward ta you.* f Lady/ anfwered the duke, ( I grant it on condition that ^either for yourfclf, nor caftles, nor fortrefTes, you lay in a greater ftore of proviQou, artillery* or men at arms than arc now within them.' The lady returned to Ghâtel 1'Archer, when the fiege was raifed -,s for fhe fhewed the agreement, made with the duke of Berry. • This army of Bretons, of which the conftable was the leader, departed, and came before Mor-temer. The lady de Mortemcr furrendered her-felf and lands %o the obedience of the king of P 4 France, 215


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