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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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tfie^duke of Brittany; arid'Had renounced hiralte* giarice to the king of France, under pretence of taking a journey *6 the Holy Land'. I fhall not fay more of thefe Tiirmifes, but relate the faflfc ; for I, the author of this hîftory, was at Paris when' this misfortune happerifed tti fir Oliver de Cliffon, and ought therefore to be well Worked from the inquiries Imàde concerning it. 1:1 You muft know, Aatat this period fir Peter de 6raon had a very !handfome*houfe near the church-yard of Saint John at Paris*, like other great lords, to receive him, when he came to that city. This, hôtel was, in his abfence, under thé care of a ftoufe-fteward; and, during;the làft'Lent feafon, he had fent varlets thither for his fervice, with orders tb lay in a large ftere of :wiàes, and aH forts of pro* vifiôn. -He had Kfcevtffe wHtteh ii the fteward to purchifb ftr him armour, Rich as? coats of mail, gauntlets, fteel helmeti, and other things fufficient far forty men, and tô fet Mni know when they were* provided, that he might fend for theift ; bur to ob- 1 * ' The (Weêt of the {MâuYàis-garcons; în the rue dès Bou-cWits, took its name from a fign.. With regard to the other rue des Mauvais-garçons, which leads fttro the rué de la Ver" mie to that of la Tixeranderie, it was formerly called rue de Chàrtrcnj but when the lords de Craon puflt a houfe there. Which is now a church-yard, it was dalled rue de Craon, tô the time when Peter de Craôn hid himfelf and accomplices within i^ to aftàfflinate fir Oliver de Cliffon. The ftpeet then changed its name1, and was called la rue des Mauvais-garçons, The hôtel was, by orders from the king, razed to the ground, atui *hè'fpot given to the church-wardens of St. John, to etiUrge their church-ytrd. *—Sauvai Antiquités de Paris. ' 8ÔÔ (ci


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