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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 267



city of Paris, to the profit of the king, his uncles* anjl minifters, the fum of four hundred thoufand francs. They never aiked any but the princi-pal perfons as to their means of payment, who thought themfelves happy to efcape with only a ' fine. They were ordered to carry their armour in bags, each man his own, to the caftle of Beauté, which is now called the caftle of Vin-cennes, where they were thrown into the great tower, with the mallets. In this manner were the Parifians punifhed, as " an example to the other towns of the kingdom of France. *ïn addition, they were taxed with fub-. fidies, aides, gabelles, fouages, with the twelfth and thirteenth penny, and many other vexations. The flat country was alfo completely ranfacked. 'CHAP. XLEX. - SEVERAL OP THE PRINCIPAL C1T1-2ENS-0P MRfS: AEE BEHEADED' WITH JOHN -DES -MABETS, • AND-. MANY OTHERS IN THE DIFFERENT TOWNS AND CITIES IN FRANCE. THE king and his council arretted and threw into prifon whatever perfons they pleafed. Many were drowned ; but, in order to calm the fears of the others, proclamation was made in-the • king's name in all the ftreets and fquareis of Paris, that no one, under pain of depth*. iJ^uffJ» hurt the inhabitants, nor pillage their houfes. . . This 25»


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