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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 270



Heur, fook the .road foi" Paris, where the king refided. - . . . The lord de Beaumanoir mras*fo a&ive, that* within four days, he put the duke's officers in the poifeffioaof the three caftles and the town of Jugon, to the fatisfaâion of the'duke. He afterwards col* leded the amount of the ranfom, and paid it ac-cording to the duke's pleafure. When this was all done, the lord de Laval faid to the duke,—' My lord, you have now received the whole of your de-mands, the three caftles and Jugon, and one hun-dred thoufand francs, deliver up to me, .therefore, my brother-in-law, the conftable? * Willingly/* replied the duke : 'c let him depart : I give him hid liberty/ ' The conftable was then given up, and in* . ftantly fet out, with the lord de Laval, from the caftle of Ermine *k . • ' • ••• When * This conduél of the duke of Brittany is differently related by dom Morice, the hiftorian of Brittany, by which it appears tiiat the conftable very narrowly efcaped death. The duke called to him fir John de Bazvalen, in whom he had 'the grèateft confidence, and ordered him to put the conftable to • death, at midnight, as privately as poffible. Bazvalen repre* tènted in vain the confequences that would einfue, (m the duke laid he had refolved on it, and would have it done. _ During the night, his pàflion being calmer, he repented having given fuch orders, and, at day-break, fent for Bazvalen, and afked if his or-ders had been obeyed. On being anfwered in the affirmative, the duke cried out, ' How, is Cliflbn dead Y k Yes, m/ lord : lie was drowned this night,^nd his body is buried in a garden/ * Alas !' replied the duke, ( this is a moft pitiful good morrow. Would to God, fir John, I had believed what you urged againft VOL. Vni. •• • S it. ' . 257


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