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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.1

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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.1
page 208



days entered into homage to the kings of France, who for that time were, and being fince better informed as to the truth acknowledge by thefe prefents, that the homage, which we paid to the king of France in the city of Amiens, by general words, was; is, and ought to be confidered as liege homage, and that we owe him loyalty and truth, as duke of Acquitaine, peer of France, earl of Poitou, and Montrieul; and we promife to bear him loyalty and truth. That from henceforward nomoredifputesmay arife, we promife for ourfelves and our fuçceffors dukes of Acquitaine, that the above mentioned hpr mage ihall be performed in the manner following. " The king of England, as duke of Acquitaine, ihall hold his hands in the hands of the king of JFrance ; and the perfon who ihall addrefs his fpeech to the king of England as duke of Acquitaine, and who ihall fpeak for the king of France, ihall fay , thus : You become liegeman to the king my lord, here prefent, as duke of Acquitaine, and a peer of France, and you promife to bear him faith and loyalty—Say Yea : and the king of England, duke pf Guienne, as well as all their fucceffors, Ihall fay Yea : and then the king of France ihall receive the king of England, duke of Guienne, by faith and mouth, faving any other their reciprocal rights. " Moreover, when the faid king and duke ihall enter upon his homage to the king of France for the earldoms of Poitou aud Montrieul, he (hall put his hands into the hands of the king of France for the earldoms of Poitou and Montrieul ; and the perfon jyho (hall fpeak for the king of France ihall addreiii thefe


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