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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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count de Foix, well attended by the barons and knights of Beam and Foix, waited on the king, at the. caftle,. to perform what had been required of him ; that is to fay, his homage for the county of Foix and its dependancies, referving to himfelf, as free land, Beam. There had been, before this, many treaties negotiated between the king and count de Foix, through the king's minifters, the lord de la Riviere, fir John le Mercier and the bifhop of Noyon, who had lately arrived from Avignon ; but thefe treaties were kept very fecret. It was faid, that the count de Foix required of the king that his fon Evan de Foix Ihould, after his deceafç, inherit that country, in confideration of which the king ihould receive, on the day of the count's death, One hundred thoufand francs; that bis other fon, fir Gracien, ihould hold the lands of Aire in Beam, with the good towns of Aire and Mont-mârffen ; and that all the lands ttic count then held in Beam, fhouid revert to his iicir, the vifcount de Châteaubon. This diftri-button had caùfed a difference between the count, his barons and knights ; feveral of whom faid, that this could not be legally done without the public content of the vaflals of Béarn and Féix. As an intermediate ftep, homage was made of the county of Foix to the king of France, who* by the advice of his council, faid to the count and barons of Foix,—4 I now hold in my hand the hpmege for my county of Foix ; ?nd if the fuc» ce{Tion,fhpuld happen to be vacated, by the death of our coufin, the count de Foix, in our lifetime, wo


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