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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
page 86



*éjÈAP. xvnf iE0Fftf T£TE-NOIR AND AIMERIGOT MARCEL, CAPTAJN§ ATfJAP^ED TO ENGLAND, TAKÇ SEVERAL STRONp PLACES IN AUVERGNÇ AND l-IHOUSHf *ROty THE ^£NCHr - happened daily in iluvergnp and L,i? moufin feats of arms, and wonderful enters prizes i more efpecially in the neighbourhood of the caftle of Ventadour, in Auvergne, which is one of the ftrongeft places in all that country. It was fbld or betrayed to the moft creel pf all Bretons, called Geoffry Têpe-noir, I will relate hQw this happened. The count de Ventadoijr de Montpenfier was an ancient Ipight and honourable man, who no longer took part in the wars, but remained peace-ably in his caftle : this knight had a fquire or varlet, called Ponce du Bois, who had ferved him for a length of time without having profited much by his fervice : feeing that henceforward he Ihould have no opportunities of gaining riches, he deter-mined, by bad advice, to enrich himfeif, and in confequence entered into a fecret treaty with Geoffry Tête-noir, who refided in Limoufin, to deliver up the caftle of Vemadour to him for the fpn of fix thoufand francs. This was agreed to* but he had had inferted among the conditions that no harm


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