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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 147



It fecret, and went to refidq at another caftle, near Jtoquebertin. Thofe of Duren, Rolbais, and the garrifon from JLonrde, kept up a fevere warfare on fhe border? of Arragon. The king, indeed, winked at this, that the towns might be punilhed, but their dif-corçtents inçreafefl ; for thqfe of Barcelona, Per-pignan and other towi^s, could not carry on their f pmiperce without being made prifoners, and ran-fomed. They determined to fet the archbifhop of Bordeaux at liberty, but, as was right, to con-sult firft the king on the fubjeft. They, in con-fequence, negotiated privately with don Martin, fhe king's brother, who was very popular in the country, that he would interfere between them and the king, and obtain peace with thofe of J^purde and Rolbais. In order to encourage their loyalty, he engaged to do what they defired, and prevailed on his Jbrqther to give, the archbilhop his liberty, and fend bin} back to the Bordelois. . Shortly afterward, by t{ie count de Foix's es;-prtrons, tt|€ vifeountefs recovered her caftle, and thofe yrbo had captured it departed, in return for the fervice the count had done to the duke of Xancaftef in the cpurfe of this yean The king of Arragon, feeing the vifeountefs fo quickly regain |ier caftle, fent for her, and, when in his prefence, çhargçd her with having admitted the Englifh into her caftle to make war on him, for which fhe had been very criminal. The lady clearly exculpated Jierfelf, faying,—* My lord, as God may help me gnd mine, and by the faith 1 owe you, when 1 hearj[ 134


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