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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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taillions of florins. He treated with the Paris-» sians, and'ufed fuch fine language/having words at command, and befides being from ' his birtfr the regent of the kingdom, as the eldeft of the king's uncles, that he obtained one hundred thoufand florins, when the king and. his two uricles of Berry and Burgundy could not procure one penny from them. The duke of Anjou, having now finifhed his preparations and collected all his flores, began his march early in fpring, and the magnitude of his array furprifed everyone. He paffed through France to Avignon, where he was much feafted by the pope and cardinals. • The barons and principal lords of Provence came thither to wait on him as their lord, did him homage, and put themfelves under his obedience. The gallant earl of Savoy, his coufin, came to meet him, attended by barons and knights, who were alfo well received by the pope and car* dinals. During his ftay at Avignon, he arranged and fettled the pay and flores for the Savoyards, who were in confiderable numbers, and delivered the money to the earl ôf Savoy. This being done, the duke of Anjou and the earl of Savoy took their leave of the pope, and fet off from Avignon, following thé road to Savoy and Pied-mont. The earl was the duke's conductor, and paid him theutmoft refpect in all the great towns through which they paffed. Men at arms were continually advancing, or followed in their rear fo that Lombardy was quite Open and ready to receive them. * On the duke's entrance içto Lombardy, he was mofl 86


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