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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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he had .made to fill tha purfe *of the duke of Beny. ,; • . ... . The council were embarrafled to know how to a£b; for,the duke of Berry had fent to Beziers two knights, the lord de Nantouiliet and fir Peter Mefpin, with credential letters to the king. Thefe knights avowed, in the name,of the duke, all the a&s Bethiiac had committed, as done by his comt mand, and claimed, at the lame time, the perfoa of Bethifac, that they might conduâ: him tov his lord, the duke of Berry. The king, from the many infamous (lories he had heard of Bethifac, hated him, and he and his brother were inclined to have him put to death ; but the council dared not condemn him, as they too. much feared the duke of Berry. They faid to the king,—* In cafe • my lord of Berry takes «on himfelf all the aâs of Bethifac, whatever they may déferre, we do not fee that, with any plea of juftice, we can put ' him to death. For at the time when he raifed all thefe vaft fums, by har* raffing the people with taxes, levies and fubfidies, the duke of Berry afied as if he were king, With the fame royal power you have at this moment. We can, however, do one thing, as a punjfhment for his crimes:#we may take pofieffion of all his goods, moveable and immoveable, and reduce him to the fiate in which the duke of Berry found, him, and diftribute thefe among fuch as have fuffered ihe mod from his wickedness/ Why^ould I make a longer ftory of it? Be-thifac was on the point of efcapjngiwidv the le** in 43


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