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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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txj^ndeâ k9 like, many, ' of., th* prftfcajk and pjift times. ~ • . The king's miitffters found nothing in the con-dpâ of Bethtfae that was dgferving: death. Ally bpweyer, were nor of this opinion; for fome of the*** MA—c Bethifac has 'made fuchçroeL kviss* and impoverished: thcf people, to gratify the paffions* of my krd of Berry, that the blood of thefe poor ematures cries out loudly againft him j, for thaths being jheonly one from thpfe par£s of the dukç-'s -council, and knowing the poverty'of the country.* flbould have remonftrated with the dulie, and if he refu&d.to liileit to him,, he fhould bitve come aiid informed the king and council of the fituation of the country,-and of the d«ke?s intentions : proper meafures would then havç been taken, and hiipfelf exculpated for the large funis he. was now accufed ©f having amaffcd.' In confexjuence, Bethifac was remanded before the council, and 'again ipçrç clofely examined* touching, the expenditure. of the great fums that had been raifed and paid to the duke of Berry-; for they, had found the at^ount to be three' millions of francs*: * He. replied,—' My lords, I cannot make out any clearer account of this: the duke-has laid out large fums in the reparations of his cailles and houfeg, i$ th^e purchafe of lands in the county d'Eftgmpes, from the count de Boulogne, and in jewels; and you know he is vçry carelefs infwh ptfrçhafe*.. Hi8;efl:*blifltnaei)ts, whkhrw^fc very great before, have bepp ,mu,h increasedj and he hafr made fuch pwfeits; to Thibaut and Alorinot, 41


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