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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 145



# the whole garrifon, were much delighted with thefe orders, and overran the kingdom of Arra-gon as far as Barcelona, fo that no merchants dared venture without its walls. In addition to this mifchief, the principal towns of Arragon would not confent to the king's wiihes, of being crowned, unlefs he would firft promife, and folemnly fwear, |hat no taxes, pay for foldiers, or other impofitions, ihouid be railed in the country ; and unlefs he would engage for a compliance with other de mands; which the king and his council thought very unreafonable and unjuft. . He threatened to make war upon them, more particularly on thofe of Barcelona, who he faid were too rich and pre-fumptuous. There was, at this period, in Languedoc, on the borders of Rouergue and Auvergne, towards Pefenas and Ufès, a band of armed men, who called themfelves Routes, that were daily multiply-ing, to do evil. Four men at arms were their leaders, who made war on every man they met on Jbprfeb^ck, caring not whom. Their names were, Peter de Montfaucon, Gepffry Chaftelier, ïîainge de Sorge and le Goulet. _ Thefe had under them full four hundred combatants, who ruined all the country wherever they haunted. They were mightily rejoiced when they heard of the arch-bifliop of Bordeaux's imprifonment, of the duke of Lancafter's making war on the Arragonians, and that the king of Arragon was diffatisfied with his fubje&s, in the principal towns ; for fuch peo-ple always love mifchief, in preference to good. JThey 132


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