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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.5

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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.5
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wicked nefs. It was faid, that on Ms departure from England, he had been inftigated by fbme Englifli knights to perform the treason he did ; for Evan of Wales was greatly hated in England and Gafcony,^on account of the captai d£ Buch, whom • he had made prifoner before Soubife in Poitou, and whofe ranfom could never be obtained either by the exchange of the count de St. Pol or by any-other, nor for any fum of money that could be offered ; this caufed his death, through melancholy, in the Temple at Paris, to the very great regret of all his friends. ; About this time John Lambe arrived in Brit-tany, and continued his journey until he came to Poitou : he was honourably received every where, by calling himfelf one of Evan's friends and fpeak-ing very good French. He faid he was come from Wales to vifit Evan, and was too lightly believed. For thefê, reafons, he was efcorted by the men of Poitou to Mortain, where the fiege was going for-ward. John Lambe advanced towards Evan, when, falling on his knee^, he faid in his country lan-guage, that he had left Wales to fee and ferve him.. Evan, not harbouring the leaft fufpicion, received him kindly, thanked him for coming, and accepted his offers of fervice : he then afked the news from Wales. He told him enough of true and falfe, and made him believe that the whole principality was defirous of having him for their* lord. This information gained fo much the love of Evan (for " _ every 4


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