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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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his brother Bernard. . The count de Fotx, whcr was prudence itfelf, confidering that thefe two lords, his confins* and thofe of Albreth, were ,very powerful, and acquiring friends on all fides, was unwilling to add to their ftrength by thofe who were his retainers : he therefore determined what line he would follow* as was told me, when at Orthès, by fir Efpaign de Lyon, the bourg de Copane, captain of Carlat in Auvergne, and the bourg Anglois, The count de Foix was at war with the Ar-magnacs, though at this moment there was a truce, which was ufually renewed five or fix times every year; and, fhould the Armagnacs and Albreths obtain the aflhlance of thefe cap-tains of free companies, who were fo hardy and cunning in war, they would'be enabled to bring a large force into the field, and do the count de Foix great mifchief. This was the principal caufe why the captains who were dependant on ' him would never accept terms from the count d'Armagnac. They indeed gave him hopes of agreeing with him ; but although many appointments were made for a meeting, they kept none, but ran over the country, and pillaged it at their pleafure, juft the fame as before any treaty was talked of. The count was daily expecting to conclude one j and the captain he was moft anxious to gain over was Perrot le Béarnois, who held the flrong caftle of Chaluoet, and was the: principal com-mander in Auvergne and Limoufin, for his com-pofitioo? expended as far m h Hœbelle. The others


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