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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.7

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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.7
page 120



Lancafter and his brothers entertained him handfomély, and were well pleafed that lie had come to them. The king retained him in his fervice, and inftantly gave him one hundred marcs yearly revenue, afligned on the wool-ftaple of London. Thus did Peter du Bois reT main in England, and the good town of Ghent in peace. Roger Cremin was appointed deacon of the pilots of Ghent, which is a moft profit-able office when commerce is uninterrupted ; and James d'Ardembourg was made deacon of the fmall crafts, which is likewife an office of great truft in the town of Ghent. CHAP. XXIII. FROISSART GIVES HIS REASONS FOR VISITINÇ, THE COUNT DE POIX. " " ¥ • HAVE been a confiderable time without fpeaking of the affairs of diftant countries. Thofe nearer home were at the moment fo frefh p my memory,' and fo much more agreeable, that I have delayed mentioning others. Such valiant men, however, as were defirous of ad-vancing themfelves, whether in Caftille, • Portu- ' gal, Gafeony, Rouergue, Quercy, Limoufin, or in Bigorre, * did not remain idle, but employed themfelves underhand againft each other, in the wifh to perform deeds of arms that might fur-prife and conquer towns, caftles or fort^effes, • And for this reafon, I, fir John Froiffart, having undertaken 110


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