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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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with reinforcements. The duke and conftable lint to fir Robert, and'to fir Hugh Broc who had made the treaty. The herald, on arriving in the fquare of the caftle, Aid to the gentlemen prefent : f My lords fend me here to enquire from you the tcafons, which they would willingly learn, why you do not ranfom your hoftages by furrendering the caftle according to the terms of the treaty tq which you, fir Hugh, haye fworn. . Sir Robert Knolles then ^ddreÔed the herald, faying, s Herald, you will tell your m afters, that my coufin had no authority to enter into any capi-tulation or treaty without my confent firft had $ and you will now return with this anfwer from me.' • The herald went back to his lords, and related to them the meffage fir Robert Knolles h^d charged him with : they feflt him again to tell the garrifon, fhat from the tenor of the treaty, they ought not to have received any one into the fort, and that they had received Sir Robert Knolles, which they fhould pot have done ; and likewife to inform them fora truth, that if the caftle w*s i^ot furrendered, the hoftages would be beheaded. Sir Robert replied i fBy God^ herald, I will not lofe my caftle for fear of the menaces of your lords ; find if it ÉiotÉd happen that the duke àf Anjou, through arrogance, puts my friends to deaths I WÎ1 retaliate; "br I have here in prifcn feveral (knighti and fquires of France, and if I were of-ffertd one hundred thoufand francs I Would not ihew mercy té any one of thfcin/ * - .„ *;- When" m


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