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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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myfelf hi this bufincfs to the utmoft of my power/ "f Of that, fir Thomas,' anfwered lord Neville, « I am perfedly afiured.' 1 Sir Thomas Trivet made no long delay, but, having completed his preparations, fet out from Bourdeaux with his complement of men at arms and archers, taking the road towards Dax in Gaf-cony. There were with him William Condone, fir Thomas Berton, fir John Affolée, fir Henry Paule, fir William Croquet, fir Louis Malin, fir Thomas Fourqe and fir Robert Hafton; all Gaf-cons. When this army was arrived at the city of Dax, they received intelligence that the king of Navarre was at St. Jean du Pied des Ports, there afiembling his men at arms. This news was very plcafing to them. Sir Matthew Gournay*, uncle to fir Thomas Trivet, was governor of Dax, who received his nephew and his companions very agreeably, and helped them to find out lodgings. Sir Thomas* intentions were to have continued his march with-out halting : but fir Matthew Gournay faid to him, 4 Fair nephew, fince you have with you fo large a force, let^ us free this country from the • Sir Matthew Gournay was fourth and youngeft fon of Thomas, one of the murderers of Edward II. He was a foldier of fortune, an able and valiant man, and (ënéfchal des Landes (a fandy trail between Bourdeaux and Bayonne). He died 26th September 1406, and is buried at Stoke under Hamden, ceoaty of Somerfet.— For farther particulars, and his epitaph, fee Gough's Sepulchral Monuments, vol. ii. p. 10, ' Bretons • 84


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