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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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time, thrown in the -Way of the marriage of his coufin, the lady Jane of Boulogne, now duchefs of Berry. The bifhop of Pamiers was at this time refident at Avignon ; for he was afraid of living in his dio-cefe, from the hatred the count de Foix bore him. Although they were relations, and the count had made him a bifhop, he incurred die count's dif-grace, from his attempts to extend his jurifdi&ion, to the prejudice of the count. . The pope fent for him to the/palace, and faid, c Bifhop of Pamiers, your peace is made : the count de Foix is dead* * The bifhop was- well pieafed to hear it, and, in a few days, fet out from, Avignon, for his bifhoprick in the county of Foix. When intelligence of the count's death was car-ried to the court of France, the king, his brother and the* duke of Bourbon, were grieved thereat, for his many good qualities. The council ad-dreffed the king: 4 Sire, the county of Foix is now yours by lawful fucceffion j for, fince the count has died, without leaving any heirs by mar* riage, no one can difpute your claim. This is un* derftood by the landholders of Foix. There is alfo another circumftance which adds to your claim, you have lent on mortgage of that county fifty thoufand francs, fend and take poffeffion for payment, and hold it as your legal inheritance : those of the county defire nothing more eagerly than to be under your government. It is a fair poffeffion, and comes very opportunely, for it borders on Catalonia and Arragpn; and if, in time to ' -391


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