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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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withftanding the hSt that he had furrenderedf by capitulation, his caftle of Aloife, which is fini* sited in the heart of Auvergne, to the count d'Ar-magnac, he continued to do much mjfchief to the inhabitants. Aymerigot was fo rich as to be able to pay down, if neceflary, for his rajifom, one hundred thoufand francs, which he had gained by plunder during ten years that he had carried on this trade. ' . . The count d'Armagnac was anxious to have Aymerigot among his followers to Lombardy, for two reafons: one was, to have his advice, as in jevery thing relative to war he was fubtle and en-terprifing, and very able refpeâing the fcalado of forts, and the mode of war to be carried on : he therefore caufed him to be told how defirous he was of his Company, and that he would be a great gainer if he would join him. The other reafon of his wifh was, that if Aymerigot lhould remain be-hind, although he had fold Aloife, he might (till do great harm to that country. Aymerigot diflembled in his negotiations with the count, and faid to thofe fent to him,— f When I fhall witnefs the departure of the count d'Armagnac of Lombardy, and fee for certain ' that he is in earneft, I do not think, from the inclination 1 feel towards him, that I fhall remain behind.' This was the only anfwer that could be ' pbtained from him. The count d'Armagnac refided in Comminges and in the Touloufain, making his preparations, and collecting men at arms. He would have haflened 136


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