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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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take away any thiitg from thenée. Thefe were the orders Perrot le Béarnois always gave ; and he had made them be. ftrictly obferved ever fince he had entered France, to carry on a war againft its towns and caftles. ' Such was not the conduct of Geoffry Tête-noir : it was indifferent to him whether churches were plundered or not, fo that he gained by it. Wh*"* hews was brought to Clermont, which is but a fliort league diftant, of the capture of Montferrant by the Englifh, the • inhabitants were greatly alarmed, and not without caufe, for their enemies were too near; They knew not well how to act; but they made preparations for the defence of the town. This intelligence was alfo carried to Château-neuf, on the Allier, Thionne, Vic, Yflbire, Rioms, Aigue-perfe, and the ftrong caftie of Montpenfier : all, or the greater part, of thefe places belonged to the duke of Berry. Thofe who heard it, or were any way affected by it, were exceedingly furprifed : and the neighbouring parts of Auvergne, Bourbonois, Forêts, and even as far as Berry, trembled. When the news came to.Paris, the king and his uncles were, as was natural, very wroth. • . The count-dauphin of Auvergne was at this time in Paris, on the affairs of his country, and greatly hurt when told of the furprife of Mont-ferrant; for, as he was with the count d'Armag-nac, lieutenant for the king over thefe countries, he was afraid blame would be imputed to him for btdng abfent from his government. But his excufe was, that he was at Paris for the com-' pletion 1*9


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