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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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s at arms and thek companion, who fhould % they* belonged to the count d'Armagnac, to pafe freely through Daupbi&y, and to have whatever they might'be in need of, for thek money. The count de Foix, hearing at his. residence at Orthès of the large armament the count dfAfmag. nac was raifing, begat* to be alarmed, for he'wat of a fofpacious temper. He had indeed learnt, for common report aies every where, that it waft inteaded for Lombardy, a^aiaft the duke ofaVlilanj but as the anceftors of this count d'Armagnac, and Mnrfdf and his brother fir Befnard, tod been at war with hint, he was doubtful if this expedition might not in the end bé dii?e§ed againft him. Not to be unprepared, therefore, be had reinforced and revi&aaJled all; hie caftles, that if they feould* make an attack, he might be enabled to meet them* But neither the count d'Armagnac nor his? brother bad fuch thoughts: they were defirous ftci&by to obferre the truce now eftabiifhed between them. Many knights and fquires from Gafcony» ïimg* land and Brittany, who had engaged their femces to the count d'Armagnac, had he declared war againft the count de Foix, would have left him and joined his adverfary; £6 much was the count de Foix beloved by menât arms for his liberality and courage. : Whe» the duchefs of Touraine was informed Aat the count d'Armagnac was preparing to leaé m large body of ' men at arms into Lombardy, to make war on hmr father the duke of Milan wd that the dukes of Berry and Burgundy con §'2 , fente


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