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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 329



The duke of Brittany, after keeping them-wait-ing a fortnight, at lad arrived. Some faid, that notwithftanding he had made them come there, he would not meet them ; for he had fent twice or thrice to fay he was too ill to ride ; but liav-ing considered the bufinefs, he at length came. His purveyances were grand, and he and his peo-ple were lodged at their eafe. [The negotiations inftantly began on both fides; but as the days were now fhort, it being the winter Jêafon, there could not be any long difcuffions be-fore dinner, which were renewed afterward until the evening. During the time thefe treaties were going forward at Tours, between the king of France and the duke of Brittany, which lafted good part of the winter, fir Roger d'Efpaign and fir d'Efpaign du Lyon arrived there from Touloufe on a Wednefday. The city was fo full of lords and other company, that it was with much diffi-culty they could find lodgings. Having at laft obtained them, they waited on the king and his minifters, and explained, as eloquently as they were able, the caufe of their coming, and the cafe of the vifcount de Château-bqn, in regard to his claims on the county of Foix, and the honour of Béarn.] The king and his council were fo fully occupied with the affairs of Brittany, which touched them more nearly, that they could not attend to other bufinefs. Sir Roger d'Efpaign was however well heard, though he had not a fpeedy anfwer; he remained there 320


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