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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.6

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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.6
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from the famecaufe: the popilace reft; killed the • king's governor and all thofe who had any concern in the collecting or valuing thefe taxes. The king, on hearing this, during his refidence at Meaux, was much angered, and hisjeoruncil were doubtful jf all the other towns would not follow this example. The king was advifed to march to Rouen, which he did, and appeaféd the com-monalty, who were very riotous. • He alfo par-doned them the death of the governor, and what-ever elfe they had done. They appointed p. re-ceiver from among themfelves, to whom they were to pay a certain fum in florins every week; and* on this being fettled, they continued quiets Now remark the great evils that were ItegirK ning to difiurb France : all took rife from the conduct of the men of Ghent; for the common people faid every where publicly, they were good men, who fo valiantly maintained their liberties, and for. which they ought to be loved and. ho-noured by the whole workL We will return to the duke of Anjou, who had a great délire to vifit the kingdom of Naples, of whiqh he figned himfelf king* as well as of Sicily, and duke of la Puglia and Calabria ; for pope Clement had invefted him with them, by virtue, of the deeds which the queçn of Naples had given to him. • The dufce of Anjou was prudent, of a wanri imagination, bold and enterprifing: he plainly perceived, that according to the eftablifhment he had fupported hitherto, and which he would have ^eenforry to havefeçn lçffeiaed, he would 18


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