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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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but the greater part, * and tuoft determined pillagers, • w^re from Beam and Foix. : • • • . .•• I do not ifcéan to fay, that the ooonfc de FoM ever wifhed any thing but wMat was honourable awi advantageous to France ; bat when he firft heard of thefe negotiations with the captaime of ftrongplacesmAuvergne,QuercyandRouergue* • he was defirous to know »poâ what terms they were made, ahd the caufe why the count d'Ar-magnac was fo bufy in the matter, and would be informed, • when thefe places fhould be eva-cuated by the companions, what road they inftewd-ed* to tiake, and where they meant to fix them-felves. He was anfwered; c My lord, it is the in-tention of the count d'Armagnac to engage thefe men at arms, when they fhadl harve furrendered the forts, to lead thehi into Lombardy, where his brother-in-law (who, ' you know, married his fil-ter, the widow of your fon Gallon) has great dif-ficulty in defending his inheritance, for there feems every probability of a war in Lombardy. The count de Foix made no anfwer to this, feeming not to have heard it, but turned about to others prefent, and converfed with them. He was not, however, the lefs thoughtful about what had been faid, and determined fecretly to prevent any of thefe treaties being concluded at leafl, from the foquei it fo appears. ' • The count d*Ahnagnac could never fucceed, notwithstanding his repeated attempts, towards inducing any #f-the captains who were from Beam, or Feixy1 to yield up their forts, or ac-cept of any* engagement, tofefve the count of . his . . 4*


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