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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 334



I have faid, he confidered that he had pledged his faith to return to the fquire who had made him prifoner : lifcewife remembering what the fquire had faid on his departure, he was much caft down, and thought himfelf bounden in ho-nourvto acquit himfelf loyally towards him. He therefore told the grand mailed he could not longer remain with him, nor for any difpenfation or absolution would give up his intention of fur-rendering himfelf to his mailer in the caftle where he had been appointed to do fo ; which every one confidered as an act of great honour. ' When this came to the ears of his relations and fubjects in Gueldres, they treated for his liberty, which they obtained through the means of the duke of Stulpe, who took much pains in the bufinefs ; but, before the duke would confent t to his enlargement, he made the duke of Guel-dres fwear, that neither himfelf, his heirs, nor any perfon attached to him, would ever feek " open or private revenge for the infult he had received. Thus was the duke of Gueldres fet at liberty; but in the year 1388 did this misfortune befal him. Let us return to fir John de Vienne, admiral of France, and relate what he faid from the king of Frafrce to the king of Caftille. • • CHAP- 327


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