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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 136



126 • 1 They were entreated by John count d'Armagfiàcf to came to the handsome city of Tarbes, in the county of Bigorre, to see and visit that part of the country, which the princerhad never yet done. The count d'Armagnac imagined that the count de Foix would pay his respects to the prince and princess during the time they were in Bigorre ; and, as he was indebted to him two hundred and fifty thousand francs for his ran-som, he thought he would try to prevail on them to request the count de Foix to release him from a part, if not the whole ôf it. The count d'Ar-magnac managed so well that the prince and princess of Wales came with their court, which » at that time, was very numerous and splendid, into Bigorre, and fixed their residence at Tarbes. Tarbes is a handsome town, situated in a champaign country, among rich vineyards : there is a town, a city, and a castle, all separated from each other, and inclosed with gates, walls, and towers : the beautiful river Lisse, which rises in the mountains of Beam and Catalonia, and is as clear as rock-water, runs through and divides the town. Five leagues from thence is situated the town of Morlans, in the county of Foix, at the entrance into Beam and under a mountain. Six leagues distant from Tarbes is the town of Pau, which belongs also to the count de Foix. During the time the prince and princess were at Tarbes, the count was in his town of Pau, erect* ing a handsome castle adjoining to the outskirts of the town, and on the river Gave. At


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