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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
page 139



. • • ISO. Reports ofcan invafioh oF Barbary were foon fpread throughout France : to fome knights and fquires it was agreeable; to others the contrary : all who were defirous of going thither could not, as it would have been at their own-charges, for no lord paid for any but thofe of his own houfehold. It. was alfo ordered, that no one from France fhould make part of this expedition but fuch as had the king's leave ; for the council wifhed not the realm to be void of defence, and the Genoefe were exprefsly bound not to fuffer any fervants to em-bark, fyut folely fuch' as were gentlemen, and men who could be depended upon. It was, befides, meant as a compliment to the knights and fquires of other nations who might wifli to join in the çntërprife. This regulation gave pleafure to all foreign knights who heard of it. The duke of Bourbon, having accepted the com-mand, fent his fervant^ to Genoa, where they were to embark, to make the neceffary preparations tor him and his houfehold. The gallant count d'Auvergne, who was likewife of the expedition, did the fame. The lord de Coucy, fir Guy de. la Trimouille, fir John de Vienne, and all the great barons and knights of France who had ob-tained leave to make part of this army, .were not behind hand in fending thither purveyances fuit-able to their ftate. The lord Philip. d'Artois, count d'Eu, fir Philip de Bar, the lord de Har-court, fir Henry d'Antoing, did fo likewife. From Brittany and Normandy many great lords made preparations for this expedition to Barbary, • as


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