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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 262



Icing uras difinounted and Mad retired from the great beat under the (hade of fome olive trees. Sir Reginald de Limoufin, marfhal of the army, was with the king and had had informa-tion of their arrival, who, when they were come near, cat themfelves on their knees and faid,— *Moft renowned lord and noble king of Caftille, we are deputed hither by the poor commonalty of yourunhappy town and caftlewicks of Santaren, (who have been given to underftand that you are much angered with them; and ihould this be true, moft renowned lord, the fault has not been en them, but in the injuries and oppreffions fbey have fuffered from the Bretons when they • were in your and our town. Now, as all their evil deeds could not be known, we do not blame •their knights, fquires and captains, but • only inch as have committed them ; and it would be inçretjible, were all the infamous acts of thefe Breton pillagers told. They kept for a long .time the town and caftlewicks of Santaren under their fubjection, of which mapy complaints -were made to us ;- but, in fpite of this, they broke .open our cpffers with hatchets, took our money, c^uid violated our wives and daughters before our -eyes; which \^henwe complained of, we were «beaten, wounded, and fome murdered. In this imiferable condition ^gere we for upward of two jmonths; for which reafon, moft redoubted lord mud no^le- king, we fupplicatç, that if we have ^ y.ou for this qr any other caufe, you be pieafed to do us juftice, and tgke fuch - loyal


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