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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 132



the duke of Lancafter to return from Galida* where he was conquering towns and cailles at hii pleafure. CHAP, im TWO CHAMPIONS TILtf AT PARIS, FOR LIFE OR DEATH. 1 J^BOUT this period, there was much converfa-tion in France refpe&ing a duel which was to be fought, for life or death, at Paris. It had been thus ordered by the parliament of Paris, where the caufe, which had lafted a year, had been tried, between a fquire called James le Gris and John de Carogne, both of them of the houfe-hold of Peter count d'Alençon, and efteemed by him; Nbut more particularly James le Gris, whom he loved above all others, and placed his whole confidence fa him. As this duel made fo great a noife, many from diftant parts, on hearing of it, came to Paris to be fpe&ators. I will relate the caufe, as I was then informed. It chanced that fir John de Càrogne took it into his head he fhould gain glory if he undertook a voyage to the holy land, having long had an incli-nation to go thither. He took leave of his lord, the count d'Alençon, and of his wife, who was then a young and handfome lady, and left her in his cattle, called Argenteil, on the borders of Perche, and 11§


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