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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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of France, wilhtd to lead them into Spain, to don Henry de Traftamare, againft don Pedro king of Spain. Sir John Hawkwood and ,his companions re-mained in Italy, and were employed by pope Urban as long as he lived in his wars in the Milanefc. Pope Grogory, fucceffor to Urban, engaged him in the fame manner. Sir John had alfo a profitable employment, un-der the lord de Coucy, againft the count de Vertus and his barons ; in which, fome fay, the lord de Coucy would have been (lain, if fir John Hawk-wood had not come to his altiftance with five hun-dred Combatants, which he was folely induced td do becaiife the lord de Coucy had married one of the king of England's daughters. This fir John Hawkwood was a knight much inured to war, which he had long followed, and had gained great renown in Italy from his gallantry. ^ - * The Romans, therefore, and Urban, who called himfelf pope, rcfolved, on Clement leaving Italy* to fend for Hawkwood, and appoint him commander in chief of all their forets : they made him large offers of retaining him and his whole troop " at a handlbme fubfidy, which he accepted, and acquitted himfelf loyally for it. in company with the Romans, he defeated a large body of Bretons under the command of Silvefter Budes ; the greater part of whom were either Ilain or taken : 'Silvefter Budes was carried prifoner to Rome, where he was in great danger of being beheaded. To fay the truth, it would have been 93


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