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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 335



for the Gafcons were never, for thirty years run* ning, fteadily attached to any one lord. True it is, that the wholç of Gafcony fubmitted to king Edward and to his fon the prince of Wales* but the country afterwards, as has been clearly (hewn in this history, revolted from thofe Eng-lish masters. King Charles, fon to king John of France, gained by his 'wifdom, prudence, kind treatment and great gifts, the affections of their principal barons, fuch as the count d'Ar* magnac, the lord d'Albreth, and others, whom the prince of Wales lost through his pride. - I, the author of this history, was at. Bour-deaux when the prince of Wales marched to Spain, and • witnefled the great haughtinefs of the Englifli, who are affable to no other nation than their own; nor could any of the gentle-jnen of Gafcony or Aquitaine, though they had ruined themfelves by their wars, obtain office or appointment in their own country ; fpr the Englifh faid they were neither où a level with them nor worthy of their fociety, which made the Gafcons very indignant, as they fhewed on the first opportunity that prefcnted itfelf. It was on account of the harfhnefs of the prince's manners that the count d'Armagnac and the lord d*Albreth, with other knights and fquires, turned to the French interest. King Philip of France, and the good John his fon, had lost Gafcony by their overbearing pride; and in like manner did the prince. But king Charles, of happy memory, regained them by good hu-mour, liberality and humility. In this manner • Y 3 the 825


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