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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
page 116



embark Saturday, Tuefday or Thurfday/ Every day of the week they faid, 4 He will embark to-morrow, or the day alter/ The duke of Touraine, the king's brother, the bifhop of Beauvais, chan-cellor, and other great lords had taken leave of the king at Lille, and returned to Paris. I believe, indeed it was aflfured me, for. fa£t, that the. duke was appointed regent during the king's abfence, in conjun&ion with the count de Blois and other principal barons, who had not been ordered on tbp invafipn. The duke of Berry was {till behind, though he was advancing flowly, for he had no great defire to go to England. " The king of France and duke of Burgundy were much vexed at his delay, and wifhed his arrival : however, the embarkation of ftores continued at a vaft expenfe to the great lords; for wlyt was worth only one franc they were made to pay four j and thofe who were hoping fpeedily to crofs over valued not their money in making preparations, but feemed defirous to rival each othetf in expenfe. If the principal lords were welt paid,s thofe of inferior rank fuffered for it, as there was a month's pay due to them, for which the paytnafter of the forces was unwilling to account ; and he and the clerks of the treafury told them to wait another week, and they fhould be fatisfied. Thus were they put ,off from week to week ; and when they, made them any payments it was only for eight days, when eight weeks were due. Some, who were fo treated, became melancholy, and. faid the expedition 18$'


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