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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
page 239



had been accuftomed to. They were indeed very badly paid, and confequently thought they had a right to provide for themfelves. This was the excufe they mede whenever they were repri-manded by their captain or marflial. The count de Blois was fummoned, and he re-turned for anfwer, he would fend two hundred chofen lances, well equipped and paid, f know not how he was dealt withal, but he fent two hundred knights and fquires to ferve the king, from his county of Blois, under the command of the lord de Vienne, fir William de Saint Martin, fir William de Chaumont, and the lord de Mon-tigny, who marched at their leifure towards Champagne, whither they had been ordered. - The king of France left Montereau fur Yonne, and took the road for Chalons in Champagne, without the duke of Berry joining him. He was ftill in Berry, waiting the return of fir Helion de Lignac, with anfwers from the duke of Lancaf-ter, refpecting his marriage with his daughter. He, however, received none ; for the duke of Lancafter detained him at Bayonne, diflembling his opinion between him and the ambafiadors from Caftille ; but he was more inclined, as well as the duchefs, to clofe with the Iaft ; yet, before them, he fliewed the utmoft attentions to fir He-lion, to make them the more eager to finifh the bufinefs. The Caftillian ambafiadors laboured hard to bring the marriage to a conclufion. They were four in number, don Fernando, de Léon, doctor in divinity and coafefibr to the king, the bi&oo IS©


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