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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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CHAP. ¥111. TRB KltTG OF FRANCE AND HIS BROTHER, THE BUEE OF TOURAINE, WAGER WHICH SHALT. ARRIVE THE SOONEST AT FARIS, FROM MONT-PELLIER, EACH ATTENDED BY ONLY ONE KNIGHT. ¥ BELIEVE that the king of France, during his ' refidence at Touloufe, attended much to the ftate of that part of his realm. He removed fénéfchals and other officers, and made fuch re-forms that he was popular with all ranks of people. One day, in the prefence of his brother, his uncle, the duke of Bourbon, and numbers of lords of France and Gafcony, that it might be had in per-petual remembrance, he gave permilfion to his coufip~german, the lord Charles d'Albret, to quar-ter the fleurs de lw of France, alternately with his own § for the arms oY .Albret were fimply gules without any diftinttion, but at prefent they are quartered with thole of France* The lord d'Albret considered this as a mod dif-tinguifiied gift ; and the day the king had thus en-riched the arms of Albret, the lord Charles gave a dinner that coft him one thoufand francs ; and pre-fented the heralds and minftrels who had attended it with two hundred francs, which circumftance caufed them to proclaim his liberality. Shortly afterward, it was announced that the king 6» •


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