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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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every one naturally would wHh to return to his own country) that he immediately appointed him his chamberlain; John won daily oh the afFedipft .of Evan : there was no one in whom he had fo great a confidence. Evan's regard increafed fo faft that evil befel him, for which it was great pity, for he was a valiant knight, a good man, and the fon of a prince of Wales whom king Edward had caufed to be beheaded, but on what account I an* ignorant. _ ; '* ' J * The king of England had feized his l$nds. in Wales ; and this Evan, in his infancy having come. to France, explained his fituation to king Philip, who wittingly liftened .to him, retained him near his perfon, and as long as he lived he was oae.çtf the pages of his chamber with his pephews d'AIençons and feveral other young nobles. He was alfo retained by king John, under whom he bore arms, and was at the battle of Poitiers, but fortunately efcaped, otherwife death would foctfi have followed his captivity. On the peace between France an4 'England, he went to Lombardy, where he continued to be^r arms ; and, on the renewal of the war, he returned to France, and conducted himfelf fp well that he was mufch praifed and loved by, the king of France, and by all the great lords. I will now tçll his end, which I fhall do unwil-lingly; but it is neceffary to fhew to pofterity wh^t became of him. Evan of Wales had a cuftom during the fiege B 3 of '5


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