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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
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from him all the kings of England are de-scended.' 'Well,fir/Taid I, ' all this may-be wetl, tor there is nothing but what may happen. Surely thofe of the Armagnac party are too ftrong, and this country muft always be at war. Tell me, my dear fir, the firft origin of the wars between Foix and Armagnac, and which had the faireft caufe/ ' That 1 will, by my faith / anfweredthe knight : ' it has, however, been a wonderful war, for each thinks he has juftice on his fide. Ybu muft know, that formerly, I imagine about one hundred years from this time, there was a lord of Béarn called Gafton, a moft gallant man at arms : he was bu-ried with great folemnity in the church of the Frères Mineurs, at Orthès, where you will find bim and may fee of what a fize he was in body and limbs, for during his lifetime hè had a handfome refemblance made of him in bfafs. This Gafton had two daughters; the eliteft of whom be married to the count d'Armagnac of that period, and the youngeft to the count de Foix, nephew to the king of Arragon. The counts de Foix ftill bear thofe arms (for they are defcended from the kings of Àrràgoti), which are paly or and gules; and this, I bë-. lieve, you know. It happened that the JDrd of Beam had a fevere and long Wât with the king of Caftille of that time, who, maïChiîig through Bifcay with a numerous arîny, eUtetèd Béarn. Sir Gafton de Béai-n, having tateffigenCfc )f his march, collected people from all Quarters, and 188 1


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