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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 272



hi$ that he. hajd but poorly acquitted hiufc felf jtowards the earl ahdbis army of^ all the pro-niiffcs had made them. \j . . • j f' Atlthi* itifeie, there were four greau barons at Pip% whon? the. duke ha& fent to tlife kirfgtJf Mm rite; to imake hii pel&ce ^ the vifcouotde: Robani Chartes de Din&n, :fir Quj! loixi de.La?aland fit Gup lord -de Roehefort. Thefe four batons of Brittahy ,had remonftrated with him in àaônctt during rhe time cheeaH of Buckingham- Was before Nantesi,feveral times*, and with, much wifdom, in luch terms as thefe : 'My lord, you (hew.to all the world, that y pur lieart is! entirely given, to. the J£nglifti;: you have, brought into this cpisntry Eru£* lifhmet* who, if ,thçy g*infchç upper hand, will.di* jninijh • your inheritance. ' What priait w pleafurt pan yoq.have in tb«s great affe&ion fdrithfcm ? Look m the.iitttfition of the king of Nawrçe* who put Us confldewe it* them ; after paving}!given thent pofiefiion of his town and caftle of Cherbourg, they bw$ never quitted it, nor ever will,, bet-keep it as their own property. Therefore, if you put them into any of your fortified Xowns io Brittany, they will not leave them?; r for-daily reinforcements tyiH arrive. .See how they keep Breftj nor have they any thought of furrendering it, although it i^yout inhtrkance. Be fatisfied, my krd, with the love of the people of this country, who will never giye up IheJcingiQf France tp fcrv.eand belong to tbn king of England* If your ducJhcfs is from England, would you, for that, run the rifk of lofing your whole dukedom, which has coft you fo much to .i. il". s 3 ' • 'g»*1*


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