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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.8

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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.8
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f for we will a& as they fhall, and give you good fecurity for our performing it.' € Oh this will never do/ faid the marfhal : ' fuch a treaty will by no means pleafe the duke and ducfyefs ; for they are refolved to refide in this town, and keep their ftate as monarchs^ fhould in their own kingdoms. Anfwer me briefly what you mean to do : furrender, or have ypurfelves and town deftroyed ?' - € My lord/ faid the captain, ' allow us a little time to confult together, and you fhall be fpeedily anfwered.' € I confent,' faid the marfhal. The captain then withdrew into the town, and affem-Med the inhabitants at the ufual place where public meetings were held, and related to diem the con« yerfation that had pafied between him and the mar-fhal. I believe the townfmen at laft confented to receive the duke and duçhefs as their monarchs j and to entertain them as fuch in their town as long as they might pleafe to refide there, if don John, king of Caftille, did not, with his power, attack them.~ But if it fhould happen, that after they had made St. Jago their refidence for a year, or a longer time, according to their pleafure, and fhould depart from the country, for England, Bordeaux or Bayonne, or wherever elfe they may prefer, the duke muft engage to leave behind a fuflkient force of men at arms to defend them againft their ene* mies, otherwife they would furrender the town to don John of Caftille, and hold themfelves ac* quitted of allegiance to the duke. Sir Thomas Moreaux cheerfully accepted thefe terms* 23


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