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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 179



Yevre *, where he had one of the handfomeft cailles in the world ; for the duke had expended upwards of three hundred thoufand fraiics in build-ing and ornamenting it. He remained there a fortnight, to the great un* eafinefs of the two Englifhmen who were fuitors for Aymerigot ; but, as they could not help it, they dificmbled their thoughts. ' Indeed, the duke no longer intended interfering about him, and I will explain why. The count de Sancerre, the lord de Rend and fir Peter Mefpin were his prin-cipal advifers : they heavily charged Aymerigot with feveral crimes, gently blaming the duke, and faying it was unbecoming him to interfere in the affairs of fo notorious a pillager, whofe whole life had been infamous ; that he had committed fuch difgraceful a£ts in Auvergne and Limoufin, it would - be improper to fpeak in his favour, and that he ought to be left for the king's juftice to |unifh. This, and fpeeches fimilar to it, had fo cooled the duke as to prevent him from thinking longer on the Tubjeft ; but the two Englifhmen did not neglett their duty in reminding the duke of it, who, diffembling his real opinion, cdurte-oufiy anfwered, ' Have patience : we ihall foon be at Paris/ Notwithftanding this, he ftili re* mained at Mehun fur Yevre more than three * Mehun fur Yevre. Charles VII. built a large caftle. or .probably repaired this of the duke of Berry, wherein he died 1461, having ftarved himfelf for fear of being poifoned by his fon, Louis XI. weeks 170' .


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