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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 There was alfo another fale made, of the reverfioa of the lands in Hainault, for. which the duke of Touraine was likewife to pay two hundred thou-fand francs. • . • Count Guy de Blois, indeed, referred in this lift fale the confent of • the count de Hainault, the lord paramount of thofe lands, but • who would never infift on his homage for them. The king of France and the duke of Touraine, however, tpok on them to anfwér for the confequencqs, and before they left the , count, they bound him fo completely in writings fealed* that he could not any way retraft, for he had none to advife him but Sohier, who was illiterate, having never had any education, and he was already on their fide. • • In fuch a manner were thefe bargains concluded, which I have detailed as fully as I was able, that in future times the whole truth of the tranfa&ion may he made public, by means of thefe chronicles. In good truth, my lord and patron, count Guy de Mois, like an ignorant and ill-advifed perfon, puflied on by his countefs and his valet de chambre, made • thefe miferable fales. When every thing was concluded relative to this bufinefs, to the fatisfa&ion of the king, the * dufce of Touraine and their counfellors, they took leave of the count and " returned to Paris. The news of thefe .purchafes made a great noife in many countries, and aftoniihed all who heard it. ' We will fpeak of fir Roger d'Efpaign and fir £fpaii?g du ' Lyon, and fay how they profpered Z 3 . finGQ 341


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