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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
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the paffage with their men and horfes,) they arrived at Pampeluna, the kingdom of Navarre being open to them. The king of Navarre was unwilling to difpleafe the king of Caftille, as his, fon Charles de Navarre had married his fitter; and when the laft treaties were concluded, during the reign of the late don Henry, they were fo ftrong as bound the king of Navarre to peace. Indeed, he can never with- ftand the king of Caftille, unlefs he have the kings of Arragon and England for his allies. The king of-Navarre very amicably received, at Pampeluna, the leaders of this force, and had them, with fome other knights that accompanied them, to dine with him in his palace. After dinner, he led them into his council-chamber, and began conver-fations on different fubjeâs (for he was a wondrous fubtle and eloquent man), and at laft turned the difcourfe oh France, and harangued on the wrongs the king of France and his council had unjuftly done him, by depriving him of his lands in Nor-mandy, which bad defcen^ed to him from his pre-deceffors the kings of France and Navarre. This injury he fhould never forget, for he had loft, by the feizure of lands in Normandy, Languedoc, and in the barony of Montpenfier about fixty thoufand francs of yearly rent, and in refpedt of this grievance he knew not to whom, except to God, to apply for redrefs. * I do not fay this, my lords/ added he, € that you fhould any way interfere in the bu-finefs ; for I know you have not the power, nor would any thing you could fay be liftened to. You are not of the king's council, but knights-errant and 212


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