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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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been more for his honour,, and for that of his friend, had he been fo the day he was brought there ; for he and another fquire of Brittany, called William Boileau, were afterwards beheaded in the city of Mafcon by order of pope Clement. They were fufpe&ed of treachery, on,account of having efcaped from the prifons in Rome, no one knew how, and had come to Avignon, where they were arretted. The cardinal of Amiens was the author of their arreft * for he hated them ever fince the wars in Italy, when they had killed fpme of his baggage-horfes, and feized a large quantity of money and gold and filver plate, which Silvefter had distri-buted among his followers, by way of pay, being unable otherwife to fatisfy them. The cardinal was much enraged at this conduâ:, and fecretly charged them with treafon. On their arrival at Avignon, they were feized, and accufed of treacheroufly in-tending to betray the pope : they were then fent to Mafcon, when both were inftandy beheaded. In this ftate were affairs in thofe diftant countries. Sir Bertrand du Guefclin was indignant againft the pope and cardinals on account of the d^ath of his coufin Silvefter Budes ; and, if he had lived a litde longer, he would have (hewn, or have caufed it to have been (hewn them, that it was very diipleafing to him. We will, for the prefent, leave thefe matters, and fpeak of the war in Flanders, which began about this time. The people were very murderous and cruel, and multitudes were (lain or driven out of the


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