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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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thirty thoufand combatants, without hurting his finances: and the undertaking fuch an enterpfife /equired much thought ^nd ponfideratiçn, €HAP. VIII, •3THE EARL -OF .SAVOY, -WPO'SAD ACCOMPANŒ0 THE DUKE OF ANJOU TO NAPLES, OSDERS A MAN TO BE BEHEADED, WHO HAD BOASTED • THAT HE WOULP GIVE THEM PO SSESSION OF THE CASTEL D£L OVO BY ENCHANTMENT; WHEN the duke of Anjou and his army en-tered la Puglia and Calabria, the whole country was their own, and the people teftified that' they wilhed not for any other lord than him : in a fhort time, all the barons, principal towns and others, put themfelves under his obedience. Thofe who have been in thefe countries, which are the richeft in the world, report, that from the great abundance of every thing, the people are perfectly indolent, and do no manner of labour. The men at arms, on entering fo rich a coun-try, felt thetnfelves very comfortable ; but the duke of Anjou, the earl of Savoy, the count of Vendôme, the count of Geneva*, and all the knighthood of France, Savoy and Brittany, marched on into the territories of Naples. * Count of Geneva. Giannone fays, he was brother to pope lement. - ' ' ' The X • ..40


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