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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 369



CHAP. XXXVII. Sip PETER DE CRAON, THROUGH MALEVOLENCE, WAYLAYS SIROLIVERDE CLISSQN, BEATS AND SEVERELY WOUNDS HIM.—THE KING AND COUNCIL ARE GREATLY ANGERED THEREAT. YOU have before heard how fir Peter de Craon, a knight of high birth and great wealth, was difgraced by the king of France and his brother, as well as the reafons for it ; and that, having re-tired to the court of Brittany, the duke had af-fured him fir Oliver de Cliffon was at the bottom of this bufinefs. Some fuppofed the duke had been mitigated to fay this ' from his hatred to the 'conftable, whom he withed to difhonour and de-ftroy. While fir Peter de Cràon was with the duke of Brittany, they had frequent converfations on what means they could employ to put fir Oliver to death j for they faid, that if he were but de-ftroyed, no one would feek to revenge his lofs; and the duke expreffed his' regret he had not put him to death when in his caftle of Ermine, adding, he would willingly give one hundred thoufand francs if he could once more have him in his poffcffion. Sir Peter de Craon, obferving the mortal hatred of the duke to Cliffon, thought of an extraordinary expedient when meditating alone on this fubje£t, for it is from appearances we muft judge. He re* folvedt whatever might be the confequences, that - ' he 360


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