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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 379



CHAP. XXXVIII. ' rfHE KINO OF FRANCE SENES HÏS OWN PHYSI-CIANS AND SURGEONS fO VÏSlf THE CON-STABLE DURING THE NÏGHT.—HE ORDERS THE PROVOST OF PARIS TO PURSUE SÏR PETEH DE CRAON, WHO HAD FLED FÔR REFUGE TO THE DUKE OF BRtTTANV.—SOME OF His MEN, HAVING REMAINED At PARIS, ARE EXECUTE^. rpHUS was fir Oliver de Cliffon left for dead at the baker's, who was much frightened when he lêarnt it was the conftable. ' Sir Oliver's at-tendants, who had been little hurt, for fir Peter de Craon's men were only bent on killing their maf-ter, colle&ed together as well as they could, and, difmounting before the baker's dooi4, entered the (hop, where they found their lord feverely wound-ed on the head, and his face covered with blood. They were, as may be fuppofed, greatly affefted, and with tears and groans bewailed his lofs, for at the firft moment they thought he was a dead man* News of this was carried to the king at the hôtel de Saint Pol, juft as he was going into bed. In much alarm, they faid, ' Ah, fire! we dare not conceal from you a fhocking event that has juft happened in Paris.' c What event?' afked the king. * Your conftable, fir Oliver de Cliffon, is murdered.' 4 Murdered !' repeated the king. 'How ? 370


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