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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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moid honourably received in all the principal towns, more efpecially in Milan, where fir Galea? and fir Bernabo Vifconti loaded him with honours : he received from them fuch rich prefents and jewels as would aftonifh, if related. The duke of Anjou kept a kingly ftate : he had his mint with him, where he coined florins and white pioney, with which he made his payments all through Lombardy and Tufcany. When " they began to approach Rome, they marched in a more compact body than they had hitherto done ; for the Romans, being informed of the duke's march, had thrown up ftrong forti-ficatiops to oppofe him. They had for com-mander a valiant Englifh knight, called fir John Hawkwood*, who had refided a long time in that «part of Italy : he was well acquainted with the frontiers, and had under him a large b&dy of merj at arms, of Germans, Englifli and other nations in the pay of the Romans, for the defence of Ur-ban, at th^t time called pope, and who refided at Rome. This pope wa.s not alarmed at the arrival of the jduke of Anjou. When they told him he was on bis march, attended by the earl of Savoy and the count of Geneva, with full nine thoufand lancet of good men at arms, and that it was uncertain if he would not come to Rome to dethrone him, for they were all Clemen tines, he replied by fay-ing, * CHRISTUS protegat nos/ That was all the * Sir John JJawfcwood. See his life in NichoFs Bib, Top. Brit. alarm


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