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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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who married my eldeft daughter, has excufed ' himfelf from affifting in the defence of my inhe-ritance, in which he was fo much interefted. I therefore declare that he has forfeited and fhall lofe whatever fhare he may have expected from it in behalf of my daughter. You, count de Foix, fhall inherit the whole of my territory of Beam after my deceafé, you and your heirs for ever. I entreat and command all my fubjects to agree -with me, and to feal this gift, which I pre-fent to you, my fair fon of Foix.' All prefent anfwered, € My lord, we will moft cheerfully dofo.' ' Thus did the former counts de Foix become lords of Béarn : they bear the arms and the name, and have the war-cry and profit. However, the Armagnacs have not the less urged their claims to thofe rights they fay they are entitled to; and this is the caufe of the quarrel and war between Armagnac, Foix and Béarn/ * By my faith/ faid I to the knight, « you have perfectly well explained the matter. I never before heard any thing of it, but, fince I now do, I will perpetuate it, if God grant that I return to my own country. . But there is one thing more I could wifh to know: what. caufed the death of the fon of the count de Foix ?' • The knight became penfive, and faid ' It is too me-lancholy a fubject :.l therefore wifh not to fpeak of it ; but when you are at Orthès, if you afk, you will find, many there who will tell you the whole hiftory.î I was obliged to. content myfeif with this 191-


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