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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.10

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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.10
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honour of the kingdom and its chivalry, and have related to you the exa& truth. If I am to be puniflied for what I have done, I lhall fubmit my-felf to the judgment of my lord the conftable, and the marshals of France, and alfo to the evidence of fir Piers Courteney himfelf, with whofe con-fent I have fought this duel, and to the difcretion of all knights aud fquires of honour in France or England, who may wilh to attend to it/ Thç lord de Clary, having thus clearly excul-pated himfelf, greatly foftened the anger of thole who had fent for him : but this did not prevent him from being committed to prifon, where he iemained a confiderable time in much danger* His lands were feized, and himfelf on the point of banifhment from France, when the lord de Cpucy and the duke of Bourbon, who loved him, interfered, and with great difficulty made his peace, by means of the countefs de St. Pol, who teftified to the truth of what he had faid, of the converfa-tion that pafled at her houfe. _ . On obtaining his liberty, he was addreffed,— • Lord. de Clary, when you challenged fir Piers Courteney. to fight, inftead of • afting, as you thought, very gallantly, you behaved kfamoufly; for he was under the prote&ion of the king,. and you had orders to conduct him in fafety to Calais. You committed a great outrage, when you no-ticed, in the manner you have yourfelf declared, the converfation he held in joke at the countefs de St. Pol's. Before you had propofed this com-bat, yen ought to have returned hither to my lords, 92


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