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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 149



CBAJP» XX» THOSE COMPANIONS WHO HAI CONQUERED DUREN ARE DEFEATED AND SLAIN, BY A STRATAGEM OF RAYMOND PE BAC H Eg, COUSIN TO THE KING OF ARRÀGOft. ^HtJS affairs remained : the vifcountefs de Caftel-bon had quiet poffeffion of her caftle ; but the merchants were not the lefs haraffed by the garrifon who had come from Lourde. Thofe of Barcelona and its neighbourhood were frequently fillaged and made prifoners by them, unlefs they ad entered into a treaty and paid compofition* money for their fafety. Thefe compofitions ex-tended over many parts of Catalonia and Arragon j and the garrifon of Duren was defirous of adopt-ing the fame plan, which they would have executed, or perhaps worfe, had they not been checked. They had done more mifchief to the country than thofe of Lourde ; for they were poorer, and made &o diflinâion whom they attacked, whether officers pf the king and queen or merchants. The king at length affembled his council on this bufinefs} for the great towns murmured, and faid, that the king, who ought to have deftroyed fuch wretches, fupported them. Thefe and fuch defcription of fpeeches, when told to the young king, gave him inuçh uneafinefs, and he was vexed that his fub- je&s 136


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