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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.9

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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.9
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the French ; and although they have defended it againft.the Englifti, we have paid dear enough. It Will be but juft we thank the duke of Bour-bon for the trouble he has had in coming hither, and entreat him, through affection to us, to withdraw his men, for there was not now any appearance of war to detain them ; that as for Galicia, they could invade and conquer that province themfelves* whenever they pleafed, as it was a trifling matter/ The king's mi ni Iters added; c If we keep thefe men, they will ex* pect pay, mê9 if that be not given to them, thsy will rob and plunder the country. There sure, already* many difcontents on this fubjéct ; and it behoves us to difmifs them in a haudfome manner.' This ibeafiire was adopted ; for tl*e king knew well that his kingdom could not be hurt, with-out his fuffering from it. The archbifliop of Burgos therefore, in the prefence of the king and many knights from France, propoféd the matter to the duke of Bourbon. The duke, as weir as his knights, inftantly agreed to it j' for they moft certainly preferred returning to France, which is a different country in all re-jects from Caftille, and gave their orders ac« eordingly. _ The duke of Bourbon* though he came the la^t, wasthe first to return, and declared his intention* were, to pqfs through Navarre, that ' his people might make preparations for fo doing. On taking his leave of the king, very rich pre-sents were made - him: he might have had more, 31 - -


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