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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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gave hitb much vexation, he could hot 'theft amend it. He had befieged it feveral times with block-ho^fes, and preffed it as much as he could, bût in vain : the garrifon held his attempts theap, and failed out, whenever they pleafed, to overrun the country. The two brothers would not pay any attention to the truce that had been agreed to between France aiîcTEnglarid, faying they were not bound to abide by it, but would make war when and where they pleafed. The two countries of Auvergne and Limoufin fuffered greatly ; and to remedy it, a gallant knight of Auvergne, fir W\U liam le fionteiiler, with fir John Bonne-lance, ' fir Lewis d'Ambiere, and other knights and fquires from Limoufin and Auvergne, ereôed block-boufes before Ventadour, and had there remained the whole of the feafôn, at the charge of the cottttry* * It was about - this time, as I was told, that tfce governors laid a plot to entrap fir William le J&outeiller, and fir JohA Bonne-lance, who had dotae them much mifchief. They dfcarmincd to have it told thefe two knights in a ifeeret iway,-that they were defirous of furrenderingthe fort fofc a certain fum of florins ; for they* were tired of remaining there longer, and wilhed to return to their own country or elfewhete. They imagined the knights would readily comply, for the duké. of Berry was eager to gain it on any terms; and they refolved not to afk a larger fum than what might be inftantly procured. One brother afked the ©ther, s What fum flaali we fix on?' c Ten thou-fand francs, for that will be enoygh, as tpe ihall have


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