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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 388



Thç lords de Coucy and de la Riviçre had bo-i -fiçged the city of Jfnyojf with a great forcé, whisk mas datfy incrcafipg froip the additions the king of France if as fending to them from all .quarters, Bajreux is a handfqme aqd ftrong pity (tear the fea, which at that time beloved to the king of Na-; varre. The citizens (finding themfelves thus .bf-r ficged by their neighbours, who tpld çhem, Jthv if die town were taken by ftorm, they would all i*H cvitably be deftroyçd, both men and women, and the town re-peoplefl with another fet of inhabi-tants,) began tp be ferioirfly alarmed* They FAW i|0 appearance of afi5ftancc coming to fhcj& but^* on ttye contrary, found çheffjfelvcs in opposition tq. the lord Charles de Navaprc, to whom the county^ of Eyreux belonged, in f igjtf: p.f fuçcefiion to his Iftc mother. T% inh^bifluiçs alfq jiftemd tQ the. harangues of the lords de Coucy and 4ela Riviere,; who, with injpreflive IWGTWGC, Ibewcd them the daggers into which they yfc^t running : knowing likewife that their bifhop yag well inclined towards • the French* they thought, cçpûdçring ai} things, it would be much better for them : to furipftder « th.eircity from î^ffedion, as they if ere require^ to do by the above m^tiqnejj lqrds, fhan tq RÇMYJR tn fuch peri}. The inhabitants of Bayeux dengnded a fruce for three day^j during which time, a treaty was fq £ar concluded .that the lords de Coucy and de la Riviere entered the city, and took pofleffiori of it ' for the king of France, as his acknowledged com-rniffaries. ' * ' The 37§-


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