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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 144



You have before found it related in the courfe of thefe chronicles, indited and arranged by me, fir John Froiffart, treafurer and canon of Chimay, how peace had been agreed on with many of the captains of caftles in Auvergne, Limoufin, |Rou? ergue and Cahorfin, by the mediation of John count dArmagnac, and Berald dauphin of Au-vergne, to whom they had fut rendered their caf-tles for different fums of money. The captains were alfo, by thefe treaties, bound to renounce* during the truce, the continuance of the warfare in France, and to accompany the count ^'Ar-magnac to Lombardy or whither elfe he plight lead them. t . • , (. - He was defirqus to employ them in a war he was * meditating againft the lord Galeas de Vifçonti, count de Vertus, for having difinherited his cou-fins german, the fons of his late uncle the lord Barnabo, as has been before mentioned. The count d'Armagnac and the dauphin of Au-vergne had• laboured hard to gain over thefe.cap-tains, that the country might be at peace ; and , for this end a large fum had been railed in Au-vergne, Gevaudan, Rouergue, Cahorfin and li-moufin, to the amount of two hundred thoufand francs. This tax preffed ' fo hard on rich and poor, that many were forced to fell their inherit-ance to obtain peace. They imagined, that hav-ing paid fuch fums, they fhould remain unmo-lefted by thefe robbers ; but it was not fo in many places, more efpecially in thofe parts fyhere Aymerigot Marcel had his garrifon. Not- K 4 withstanding 135


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