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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
page 151



At; the Urne this emhaffy fromT Flanders ar* rived at London, the king of England with hit ~ council, fir John Montague, fir John Battey and fir William Beauchanrp, were at Weatmin-r iter, occupied in the investing fir Petducas d'Albreth with the whole barony of Chaumonb in Gafcony, which had reverted to the king, for him to do with it as he plea&d; and I wilt tetl you how this happened, ' - King Edward, in former times; had given i| ' to fir John Chando% who had held it as tong at he lived : after his, death, he had given it to fit Thomas Felton. Now fir Thomas was lately dead, and the barony had reverted to the king of England, It was improper it should long remain without a lord who would refide on the fpot ; for it joined the lands of the lord d'Albreth* • who at that period was. a loyal Frenchman; The king's council confidered that fir Per-duca» d'Albreth, having faithfully ferved the kings of England, Edward, Richard, and the grince* as well as the country of the Bourdeloif for upwards of thirty years, was wett deferving to hare this eftaite* whkh ' he would defend against any one. Sir Perducas. d'Albreth, on receiving the iiw wfiiture of", the; lands of Cbpnnont from the hands çf the king, in the prefence of the noble» of England, thus'addreffed his majefty : « Sire*, I take and receive this inheritance for royfeil-and for my heirs, on condition that I and my. heir faithfully ferve you agaiuft all luankiud,, except againft the houfe of Albreth ; for againft that


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