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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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• m. that whence I am fprung, I will never make war as long as my inheritance is left in peace/1 The king and his council replied,—c In GridV name be it fo / and on thefe terms he was inverted.' % • I will now relate what befel this fiï Perducas df Albreth. When he was returning to Gafcony* to take poffeffion of his eftate, and the fénéf-chal of Bourdeaux had given him feifih of the barony, the lord d'Albreth was much rejoiced r for he knew his coufm would not make war upon him, and that the lands of Albreth and! of Chaumont would repaie in quiet. The lord d* Albreth (hewed- much affection to his coufm., for he expected that after his deceafe he would be put iirpoffeffion of fuch of his caftles as were' in the barony of Chaumont. But Perdu cas had not any fuch intentions. It chanced that'hé fell lick; and, when he was lying, on his death-bed and faw there were no hopes of recovery^ he fummoned all his vaffals, and calling to him a young fquire and good man at arms^ named Perduch*, faid to him ; ' 1 transfer to thee, m the prefence of my vaffals, my whole eftate of Chaumont. Be therefore a true Engliflimaft, and loyal to the king of England. But I will not 'that againft the houfe of Albreth, whence we are fprung, thou fhouldeft ever make war, unlefif they commit outrages against thee/ Th# fquire cheerfully anfwered, * Sir, I willingly accept it on vthefe terms/ Thus was Perduch d'Albreth lord of Chaumont in Gafcony. • Sir Perducas died foon after, which is all I know about it. * Sala calls him ' Verduret de Ja Breth his nephew/ ' : . ' " CHAPr


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