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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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CHAP. XXXI. |1E ROGER D'ESPAIGN ANÏ) SIR ËSPAIQN DU LYON, AMBASSADORS FROM THE VlSOOÛNf ' BE CHA8TELBON, PRACTISE SO SUCCESSFU LLV WITH THE COURT OF FRANCE, THAT HE IS DECLARED ÏÎEIK AND SUCCESSOR TO THE COUNT DE FOIX BY LETTERS PATENT FROM THE KING OF FRANCE. .OIR Roger d'Efpaign and fir Efpaign du Lyon ^ acquitted themfelves handfomely and fuc-cefsfully, in regard to the affairs of the vifcount de Châteaubon. They had many difficulties to overcome with the king and the court, more ef-pecially with the members of the privy council, who had advifed the king to annex the county of Foix tp the crown of France, fince the inhabi-tants were defirous of it. The king was likewife of this opinion, but the duke of Burgundy more wifely oppofed it, and recommended it tot the king to do nothing more than receive back the money .he had advanced, faying, he had lands enough to guard without adding thefe, and difinheriting the lawful heir/ I believe the duke of Burgundy's advice woûîd: • -ftot have been attended to, if the duke of Berry had not taken up the matter. You have heard that formerly he had fent to the count de Foix the count de Sancerre, the vifcount d'Affy, fir WÎ1-" Y a ' * Ham '423'


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