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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 157



^Touloufaiiii and at this moment is fénéfchaî of Carcaffone. Upon which I alked, k What re-lation was this fir Roger d'Efpaign to fir Charles d'Efpaign, conftable of France ?' * Hé is not of that family/ replied the knight ; * for fir Lewis and fir Charles d'Efpaigni of whom you, are fpeaking, camé originally from Spain, and were of Spanish extraction ;. but by their mothers are of French alfo, and coufin germans to king Alfonfo of Spain. I ferved in my youth Under fir Lewis d'Efpaign, in the wars of Brittany : for he was always of the fide of St. Charles àé Blois against the count de Montfort/ » Here ended our conversation on this fubject. We came that day to St. Çkmffers, a good to wit belonging to the count de Foix* and on the mor-row to dinner at Moncuil, a ftrdng town alfo.; which belongs to the king of France and is held by fir Roger d'Efpaign. After dinner* we mounted and took the road towards Lourde and Malvoifin, and rode over heaths that extend fifteen leagues : they are called Lane^bourg^ and are well calculated for thofe who are evil-inclin^ ed. Amid the heaths of Lane-bourg is fituated the caftle de la Mefere, belonging to the count de Foix, a good league above the town of Tournay and below Malvoifin, which caftle the knight fhewed me# faying,—1 See, yonder is Malvoifin i have you not inferted in your hif-tory (of which you have been fpeaking ttf me) how the duke of Anjou, when he was in thitf country, advanced to Lourde, befieged and con-* %M 3 quered 147


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