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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 135



. • , CHAP. XXV. THE COUNT DE FOIX, AT THE ENTREATY OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES REMITS THE COUNT , D'ARMAGNAC SIXTY THOUSAND FRANCS OUT " - OF HIS RANSOM OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY . THOUSAND.—THE ENGLISH GARRISON ' AT LOURDE* GOVERNS THE ADJOINING COUNTRY. ' . ET WEEN the county of Foix and Beam lies the county of Bigorre, which belongs to 'France, and is bounded on one fide by the Toûloirfairi, and the other by Comminges, and Béarn. In this country of Bigorre is fituated the ftrong caftle of Lourde, which has always toeen regarded as Englifti fince the country was given up to the king of England and the prince, as part of the rarrfom for king John of France, according to the treaty ' of peace ftiade at Bre-tigny near Chartres, and afterwards ratified at ' Calais, as it has already been mentioned in the • former part of this hiftory. When the prince of Wales left England to take pofleflion of the duchy of Aquitaine, (which the king his father had given to him to hold as a fief and inheritance under him, in which were two archbifliopriçks and twenty-two bi* ' fhopricks,) accompanied by the princefs of Wales, they refided at Bourdeaux about a year. * Lourde,—capital of the valley of Lavidan, in Gafcony, ' diocese of Tarbes, near Bagneres. They 125


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