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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 315



ihouid have prevented the invafion ôf England from taking place, when on the point of failing, and have ranfomed the conftable of France for fuch an immenfe fum, befides feizing three of his fcaftles in Brittany and the town of Jugon*, which, fhouid they turn againft the country, may ferioufly injure it. We are therefore charged to order you, on the part of our fovereign lord the king, and of our lords his uncles, to reftore to fir Oliver de Clifton, con-ftable of France, thofe parts of his inheritance you now withhold from him, and give him peaceable pofieffion thereof, according to juftice, in the fame condition they were in before they were furrendered up to you through conflraint, and not according to any juft claim you had upon them, and alfo the fum of money you have received, wholly and fully, wherever he fhall be pleafed to have it paid. The king and his council likewife fummon you to ap-pear at Paris, or wherever elfe they may dirqft, to excufe yourfelf for what you have done. The king is fo good tempered and forbearing that, from ties of blood, he will readily liften to .your excufes. Should they not be quite fatisfa&ory, our lords, the dukes of Berry and Burgundy, will fo fafhion them to the uttnoft of their abilities, and by entreaties or otherwife manage the matter fo that you fhall re-main friend and coufin to the king, as it is reafon-able you fhouid be/ * Jugon muft have been of considerable. confequence, for I believe there is an old proverb, ' Qui a Bretagne fans Jugon A un cbappe ians chaperon.* The 302


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