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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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3d relics from the church. The kingi having on his knees very devoutly made his prayers at this altar, was conduced into the church by the bifhop of Beziers and the duke of Bourbon, followed by all the great lords. He remained in the church about half an hour, and then went to the palace that was adjoining, where, he, his brother the duke of Touraine, and his uncle the duke of Bourbon were lodged. The other lords were lodged in the town, which was of a fufficient fize^ for Beziers is a large dty. The king was for three days revelling with the ladies and damfels in Beziers, before any notice was taken of Bethifac ; but the inquiiitors who had. been appointed to make inquiries concerning him were not idle, but did their office fecretly, and difcovered many actrocious a&s deferving the fevered punifhment. On the fourth day, Bethifac was fummoned before the council, and fhut up in a chamber for his examination. He was ordered to make anfwer to the following accufations, and was ihewn at the fame time a number of com-plaints and petitions that had been prefented to thé king at Beziers, accufing him of weak manages ment and fuch great extortions as made the whole cptfntry. cry out againft him. AU thêfe were read in his .prefence. To fome he gave fatisfa&ory an* fwers, to others not, ikying he had no knowledge of them, and referring them to the fénéfchals of Beaucaire and Carcaffone, and to the chancellor of Berry. They concluded this examination by tel* ling him, it was neceflary to commit him to prifon \ • D 4 until


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