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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 276



Florentines mi Venetians lad fubraitted « to the mercy of the pope; that he was to be paid fixty thoufand forks, for hknfeif and his companions; and that, the moment thefe were received, he would march with five hundred men at arms and m thoufand infantry towards the frontiers of Genoa, and, whether his enemies would or not, he intended to force a paffage to join hkn. The count d'Ar-magnac and his army were much pleafed at the thoughts of being affifted by To. able a commander as fir John Hawkwood ; and • he was advifed to break up the fiege of Afti, and transfer it to a larger town called Alexandria, fituated at the entrance of Lombardy, and, after they ihould bave conquered it, tp advance to Btcfluei*, which is alfo a large and handfome city. * • The fiege was in confequence transferred from Afti to Alexandria, which is a fine city, and feated in a rich plain on the frontiers of Piedmont and Lombardy, in the direét road to Genoa. The men at arms had crofTed the Tefmo, and lodged themfelves at their eafe in this plentiful country. Sir Galeas, lord of Milant, count de Vertus, refided in the city, of Pavia, and daily heard of his enemies eftabWhmg themfelves in his country: but his greateft furprife was, how the co?nt d'Ar-magnac found money to farisfy the large hody of men at arms he had brought with him. His * Breffueït Q. Brefcià f He was created duke of Milan 13#5, by WINCELHCIS Iktog *f OIE Romm^JMa. Hjft. , ' * . * council, 267


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